chatty

adjective

chat·​ty ˈcha-tē How to pronounce chatty (audio)
chattier; chattiest
1
: fond of chatting : talkative
a chatty neighbor
2
: having the style and manner of light familiar conversation
a chatty letter
chattily adverb
chattiness 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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Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of chatty was in 1756

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“Chatty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chatty. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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chatty

adjective
chat·​ty ˈchat-ē How to pronounce chatty (audio)
chattier; chattiest
1
: fond of chatting
a chatty neighbor
2
: having the style of a chat
a chatty letter
chattily adverb
chattiness noun

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