chat room


: a real-time online interactive discussion group

Examples of chat room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Around 2000, May met a high-school senior named Jason in an AOL chat room. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, 3 July 2024 The 10 hours a week he was allowed to spend online, gaming and in chat rooms, was a thrill., 14 June 2024 These early online experiences were part interactive fiction, part chat room, and part adventure or role-playing game. Anna Washenko, Ars Technica, 20 June 2024 Servers can be public or private, and can include several channels and chat rooms for different games and interests. Yasmeen Saadi, The Indianapolis Star, 18 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for chat room 

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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 12 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

chat room

: an online interactive discussion group on the Internet

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