chat

When you chat, you have a brief, casual conversation. You might chat with your mail carrier when she delivers a package to your door.

If you're in a talkative mood, you can chat with your roommate, the bus driver, your boss, and a drugstore cashier all before lunchtime. The conversation that happens when you chat is also called a chat: "Let's sit down and have a chat sometime this week." The earliest meaning of chat was "frivolous talk," which now is more likely to be called chatter or chitchat.

Primary Meanings of chat

1.
vn
talk socially without exchanging too much information
an informal conversation
2.
n
birds having a chattering call
Full Definitions of chat
1

v talk socially without exchanging too much information

Synonyms:
chaffer, chatter, chew the fat, chit-chat, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, gossip, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze, visit
Types:
jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze
talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
Type of:
converse, discourse
carry on a conversation

n an informal conversation

Synonyms:
confab, confabulation, schmoose, schmooze
Types:
causerie, chin wag, chin wagging, chin-wag, chin-wagging, chit chat, chit-chat, chitchat, gab, gabfest, gossip, small talk, tittle-tattle
light informal conversation for social occasions
Type of:
conversation
the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
2

n birds having a chattering call

Synonyms:
New World chat
Types:
Icteria virens, yellow-breasted chat
American warbler noted for imitating songs of other birds
Type of:
New World warbler, wood warbler
small bright-colored American songbird with a weak unmusical song

n songbirds having a chattering call

Synonyms:
Old World chat
Types:
Saxicola torquata, stonechat
common European chat with black plumage and a reddish-brown breast
Saxicola rubetra, whinchat
brown-and-buff European songbird of grassy meadows
Type of:
thrush
songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast

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