making gratutitous or trivial observations; gossiping while observing; kibbitzing.
He stood around the chess players, coffeehousing with the other kibbitzers.
by NaySay August 22, 2007
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Anything you do to distract is called “coffee-housing,” and it’s against the rules. But there’s a lot of gray area. It’s illegal to talk during a game unless it’s something like asking the score
Frank during a poker game was accused of coffee-housing.
by spanglish3 April 16, 2009