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Verb: chat (chatted,chatting)  chat
  1. Talk socially without exchanging too much information
    "the men were sitting in the cafe and chatting";
    - chew the fat, shoot the breeze [N. Amer], confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver [UK, dialect], visit, gas, gab
     
  2. Exchange text or voice messages in real time through a computer network
Noun: chat  chat
  1. An informal conversation
    - confab, confabulation, schmooze, schmoose, natter, chin-wag [Brit]
     
  2. Birds having a chattering call
    - New World chat
     
  3. Songbirds having a chattering call
    - Old World chat

Derived forms: chats, chatting, chatted

Type of: conversation, converse, discourse, New World warbler, thrush, wood warbler

Part of: genus Icteria, genus Saxicola, Icteria, Saxicola

Encyclopedia: Chat, Kyrgyzstan