chat room


Definition of chat room

: a real-time online interactive discussion group

Examples of chat room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mostly, however, the chat room is a place for adulatory commentary. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "Inside the virtual fashion party scene, where supermodels may materialize and your clothes don’t matter," 30 June 2020 On 22nd May, videos surfaced of Doja Cat appearing in a chat room that has been accused of being well-known for alt-right and racist affiliations. Kathryn Lindsay,, "Doja Cat Just Hit No 1 & She’s Already Being Cancelled — Again," 26 May 2020 Last month, the police arrested 66 people involved in the operation of other online chat rooms. New York Times, "Suspect Held in South Korean Crackdown on Sexually Explicit Videos," 25 Mar. 2020 April 16, 2020 Some people have taken to social media and tax expert chat rooms to report payments sent to deceased friends and family members. Los Angeles Times, "Why are the dead getting coronavirus stimulus checks?," 24 Apr. 2020 Every launch of the game boots players into a live public chat room, with no option to disable this. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "WarCraft III Reforged: Not the flavor of chaos we were hoping for," 31 Jan. 2020 The emergence of online chat rooms making huge wagers in the market calls to mind the message boards of the dotcom era. Joe Weisenthal,, "How A Profane Subreddit Moved The Market," 10 May 2020 Thomas and his fans share photos of their pets in online chat rooms. Shira Ovide, New York Times, "How to Thrive in Online Life," 3 Apr. 2020 Only those with an invite can get into the party, so parents don’t need to worry about strangers getting into the chat room. Nicole Johnson, Good Housekeeping, "How to Have Remote Playdates and Keep Kids Social During the COVID-19 Outbreak," 24 Mar. 2020

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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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9 Jul 2020

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“Chat room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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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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