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chat

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verb \ˈchat\

Simple Definition of chat

  • : to talk with someone in a casual way

  • : to talk over the Internet by sending messages back and forth in a chat room

Full Definition of chat

chat·tedchat·ting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  chatter, prattle

  3. 2 a :  to talk in an informal or familiar manner b :  to take part in an online discussion in a chat room

  4. transitive verb
  5. chiefly British :  to talk to; especially :  to talk lightly, glibly, or flirtatiously with —often used with up

Examples of chat

  1. We chatted about our plans for the summer.

  2. called him up to chat

  3. She stayed up all night chatting with her friends online.



Origin of chat

Middle English chatten, short for chatteren


First Known Use: 15th century


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chat

noun

Simple Definition of chat

  • : a light and friendly conversation

  • : a talk held over the Internet by people using a chat room

Full Definition of chat

  1. 1 :  idle small talk :  chatter

  2. 2 :  light informal or familiar talk; especially :  conversation

  3. 3 [imitative] :  any of several songbirds (as of the genera Cercomela, Granatellus, or Icteria)

  4. 4 :  online discussion in a chat room; also :  an instance of such discussion <participate in computer chats>

Examples of chat

  1. We enjoyed a chat over coffee.

  2. software used for e-mail and chat



1530

First Known Use of chat

1530



CHAT Defined for Kids

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chat

play
verb \ˈchat\

Definition of chat

chat·tedchat·ting

  1. 1 :  to talk in a friendly way about things that are not serious

  2. 2 :  to talk over the Internet by sending messages back and forth in a chat room




2

chat

play
noun

Definition of chat

  1. 1 :  a light friendly conversation

  2. 2 :  a talk held over the Internet by people using a chat room





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