chat room


Definition of chat room

: a real-time online interactive discussion group

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The short version: tune in to our official Twitch channel today (Thursday, June 7) at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT to watch me play games and join me in the chat room. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Join us at 8:30pm ET today for live-streamed games ahead of E3 madness," 7 June 2018 YouTube and other channels, not to mention Twitter and legions of chat rooms, are a Darwinian cyberspace where political and ideological battles swirl in countless storms. Jeffrey Fleishman,, "Transgender YouTube star ContraPoints tries to change alt-right minds," 12 June 2019 Police said Flores-Pavon had met the 25-year-old man in an online chat room. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Dallas is shaken by a recent string of deadly attacks against transgender women. But the violence may go back earlier," 4 June 2019 The news agency reported that Mr. Whelan started making contact with potential Russian targets for gathering information on internet forums and chat rooms some 10 years ago. Ann M. Simmons, WSJ, "American Charged in Russia Tried to Steal $10,000 as a Marine in Iraq," 4 Jan. 2019 Facebook pages and chat rooms focused on swaps have popped up. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Forget the Bolivar, in Venezuela Bartering Is the New Economy," 7 May 2018 For now, the Die With Me chat room can be such an escape from the anxiety of a dying phone that one of its users, Mr. Klimo, who works in tech, has talked with a colleague about creating a way to stay in the app longer. Tripp Mickle, WSJ, "Your Phone Is Almost Out of Battery. Remain Calm. Call A Doctor.," 4 May 2018 After the WannaCry hack, users of internet chat rooms that give advice on money laundering recommended using ShapeShift to erase the trail of dirty bitcoin, the Journal found via services that monitor such sites. Shane Shifflett, WSJ, "How Dirty Money Disappears Into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency," 28 Sep. 2018 Users can also subscribe to public channels—kind of like a chat room but for voice—where groups of people can talk. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, "Stranded in a Hurricane? There’s an App for That," 14 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of chat room

1986, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of chat room

: a Web site or computer program that allows people to send messages to each other instantly over the Internet

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: a Web site or computer program that allows people to send messages to each other instantly over the Internet

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