chat room


: a real-time online interactive discussion group

Examples of chat room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Biden administration, meanwhile, is considering an expansion of its surveillance of social media sites and chat rooms in the aftermath of the leak, NBC reported last week. Discord, a platform with more than 150 million users worldwide, grew in popularity during the pandemic. Max Zahn, ABC News, 18 Apr. 2023 In the chat room In AOL chat rooms in the 1990s, text ruled. Sheera Frenkel, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2023 Fewer of them are now willing to talk for fear telephone calls and chat rooms could be infiltrated by Russian intelligence. Time, 10 Aug. 2023 But now Ukrainian artillery crews are getting real-time live support from Western troops and civilian contractors through call centers and secure chat rooms in Poland, The Associated Press reports. Peter Weber, The Week, 6 Feb. 2023 As footage of that shelling filled Belgorod’s public chat rooms, citizens volunteered to drive affected families to safety, donated money and opened homes to refugees. Anatoly Kurmanaev,, 4 June 2023 Sign up On Fuentes’s America First streaming show, for instance, Searle was a fervent listener and even moderator of the chat room. Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 15 May 2023 The blockbuster leak underscores the challenge posed by social media platforms like Discord on which sensitive material can spread from private chat rooms into the public square, legal and national security experts said. Max Zahn, ABC News, 18 Apr. 2023 In obscure game forums and private online chat rooms, his friends posted violent slurs against Black, gay and trans people, Jews, Ukrainians and pretty much everyone else. Lisa Schwartz,, 15 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chat room was in 1986

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“Chat room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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chat room

: an online interactive discussion group on the Internet

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