chat·​ty | \ ˈcha-tē How to pronounce chatty (audio) \
chattier; chattiest

Definition of chatty

1 : fond of chatting : talkative a chatty neighbor
2 : having the style and manner of light familiar conversation a chatty letter

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from chatty

chattily \ ˈcha-​tə-​lē How to pronounce chattily (audio) \ adverb
chattiness \ ˈcha-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce chattiness (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for chatty


chattery, colloquial, conversational, dishy, gossipy, newsy


bookish, literary

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of chatty in a Sentence

a chatty book about his life in politics a time when campers were expected to write a chatty letter to their folks every week

Recent Examples on the Web

Seated primly on the couch in a mustard-and-black floral sheath by Christian Dior and black heels, Chopra is chatty, exuberant—and psychotically pretty. Abby Aguirre, Vogue, "When Priyanka Met Nick: A Love Story," 29 Nov. 2018 On Friday, November 16, sensual Venus and chatty Mercury pull a fast one. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's November Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 28 Oct. 2018 From chatty Facebook groups to mesmerizing Instagram pages to deeply emotional message boards detailing mourning rituals, myriad online resources exist for women grieving a pregnancy loss. Natalie Lampert, Marie Claire, "Why Women Reeling From Miscarriage Are Turning to the Web," 1 Oct. 2018 Her writing is chatty, relatable, like a conversation with a friend who’s smart but has a somewhat corny sense of humor, not someone at the center of one of the biggest American political scandals of the 20th century. Anna North, Vox, "Monica Lewinsky is finally having her moment," 15 Nov. 2018 Since everyone's hopped up on sugar, diners are chatty so come prepared to make a few friends. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Food Trucks in Austin," 27 Feb. 2018 Wendy Kopp was riding a train to New York one winter morning 17 years ago when a chatty older man sat next to her. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "H.F. Lenfest Made Fortune on Cable, Then Focused on Giving Most of It Away," 10 Aug. 2018 Nevertheless, Queen Elizabeth will be meeting with Trump — before she's even met her ever-chatty, ever-confusing new American relative. Rebecca Farley,, "Meghan Markle’s Dad Is Mad The Queen Will Meet With Trump & Not Him," 26 June 2018 In perfect Gemini season style (the sign is symbolized by the twins), another cosmic event on June 13 will put you in an extra chatty mood. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What June's Gemini Horoscope Means for You," 29 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'chatty.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of chatty

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about chatty

Statistics for chatty

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for chatty

The first known use of chatty was in 1756

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for chatty



English Language Learners Definition of chatty

: tending to talk a lot : fond of chatting
: having an informal style that is similar to friendly speech


chat·​ty | \ ˈcha-tē How to pronounce chatty (audio) \
chattier; chattiest

Kids Definition of chatty

1 : tending to talk a lot :
2 : having the style and manner of friendly conversation a chatty letter

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on chatty

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with chatty

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for chatty

Spanish Central: Translation of chatty

Nglish: Translation of chatty for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of chatty for Arabic Speakers

Comments on chatty

What made you want to look up chatty? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!