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 In his tip to the police, Thiele quoted McLeod from a private chat room for his fans. Marisa Kabas, Rolling Stone, 19 June 2022 Two officials said the individuals talked via an online chat room where racist hatred was discussed. Essence, 17 May 2022 The writer’s group server felt like an old-school chat room, but with multiple channels segmenting out different conversations that folks were having. Brianna Dym, The Conversation, 15 Mar. 2022 Assume everyone in the chat room is only looking after their best interests and not yours. Ryan Pannell, Forbes, 5 May 2022 The hacking group, dubbed LAPSUS$, floated the offer to any interested buyers on Monday in the group’s public chat room. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 28 Feb. 2022 According to the investigation, a covert agent was in a chat room when a user, later identified as Brown, sent an image of a young girl’s private areas. Amanda Rabines, Orlando Sentinel, 25 May 2022 Similar to Reddit, there are moderators for channels who are responsible for enforcing the company's community guidelines and their own chat room rules. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 22 Mar. 2022 One mother from Charlotte, North Carolina said her 13-year-old daughter's mental health was impacted after a Discord chat room involving her interests took a turn. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chat room

1986, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jul 2022

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“Chat room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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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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