chat·​ty | \ˈcha-tē \
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

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Other Words from chatty

chattily \ ˈcha-​tə-​lē \ adverb
chattiness \ ˈcha-​tē-​nəs \ noun

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

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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 Among them may be the future of the chatty Ukrainian grandmother with excellent foreign policy sense. Nina Jankowicz, The New Republic, "Available in Helsinki: the Fate of Eastern Europe," 13 July 2018 Baldwin is in an especially chatty mood, lapsing into voices and surfing from one funny anecdote to the next. Hank Stuever,, "'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' review: Series finally run out of gas — but is that Seinfeld's fault?," 9 July 2018 My mother was always wary of colleagues who were overly chatty. Catherine Walsh,, "Working mother taught the value of work," 11 May 2018 Palomeque and Davis, both chatty and funny, quickly adopted me and explained the complexities of figure skating. Beth Spotswood, San Francisco Chronicle, "Competitive adult figure skaters break the ice at the rink," 27 Feb. 2018 There was a pair of chatty fish, too, and a hapless couple in a tiny dinghy. David Lyman,, "CCM students set sail for Scotland to perform water-themed show with 'no plot whatsoever'," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of chatty

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \
chattier; chattiest

Kids Definition of chatty

1 : tending to talk a lot :

2 : having the style and manner of friendly conversation a chatty letter

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