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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 [informal], shoot the breeze [N. Amer, informal], confabulate, confab [informal], chitchat [informal], chit-chat [informal], chatter, chaffer, natter [informal], gossip, jaw [informal], claver [UK, dialect], visit [N. Amer, informal], chew the rag [informal], gas [informal], gab [informal]
     
  2. Exchange text or voice messages in real time through a computer network
Noun: chat  chat
  1. An informal conversation
    - confab [informal], confabulation, schmooze [informal], schmoose [informal], chin-wag [Brit, informal], natter [informal]
     
  2. Birds having a chattering call
    - New World chat
     
  3. Songbirds having a chattering call
    - Old World chat

Derived forms: chatting, chats, chatted

Type of: conversation, converse, convo [Austral, informal], discourse, New World warbler, thrush, wood warbler

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

Encyclopedia: Chat, Kyrgyzstan