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Noun: chitchat  'chit,chat
  1. Light informal conversation for social occasions
    - chit-chat, chit chat, small talk, gab, gabfest [N. Amer], gossip, tittle-tattle, chin wag, chin-wag [Brit], chin wagging, chin-wagging, causerie, bavardage
Verb: chitchat (chitchatted,chitchatting)  'chit,chat
  1. Talk socially without exchanging too much information
    "the men were sitting in the cafe and chitchatting";
    - chew the fat, shoot the breeze [N. Amer], chat, confabulate, confab, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver [UK, dialect], visit, gas, gab

Derived forms: chit-chats, chit-chatted, chit-chatting, chitchatted, chitchatting, chitchats

Type of: chat, chin-wag [Brit], confab, confabulation, converse, discourse, natter, schmoose, schmooze

Encyclopedia: Chitchat