chat room


Definition of chat room 

: a real-time online interactive discussion group

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For the uninitiated, Comic Chat turned plain-text chat rooms into black-and-white comic strips. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives," 13 Oct. 2018 All over social media and in the Deciem Facebook chat room, customers have reported placing online orders successfully. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Deciem’s Brandon Truaxe: the world’s most controversial beauty CEO, explained," 9 Oct. 2018 Thanks to the advent of the Internet with its warren of chat rooms, anonymous websites and Facebook comments and the increased sophistication of cellphones, bullies have a whole host of newer and subtler ways to torment their victims. Charlotte Hilton Andersen, Redbook, "Anti-Bullying Week: The Conversation Parents Need To Have," 16 Nov. 2011 Despite censors, Chinese internet chat rooms for veterans are still lively with talk of the various protests. Chris Buckley, New York Times, "Marching Across China, Army Veterans Join Ranks of Protesters," 25 June 2018 Viewers in the Super Chat room can pay to have their comment pinned to the top of the chat room or otherwise highlighted. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "YouTube now lets you pay $4.99 per month to support your favorite creators [Update]," 22 June 2018 Even while in a relationship, Matt continued to linger in chat rooms. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Can Bad Men Change? What It’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy," 10 May 2018 Terre des Hommes, a Dutch organization that specializes in combating online child abuse, estimates that 750,000 people around the world are looking for child pornography in tens of thousands of live chat rooms each day. NBC News, "Cheap tech and widespread internet access fuel rise in cybersex trafficking," 30 June 2018 The resources available to those experiencing suicidal thoughts are numerous—from lifelines and online chat rooms to locating nearby health services and making a safety plan. Lara Korte, WSJ, "After Celebrity Deaths, Suicide Hotline Calls Jump 25%," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of chat room

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chat room was in 1986

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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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