Examples of chitchat in a Sentence
We exchanged some chitchat about the weather.
a bit of chitchat over lunch with people we hadn't seen in a while
Recent Examples of chitchat from the Web
The no-nonsense questioning often resembles a cross-examination, with little of the congenial chitchat that peppers many senators’ questions.
Despite all the chitchat, TV viewership was a bit of a damp squib: Ratings were around the same as last year’s all-time low in total viewers.
The changes are largely welcomed by senior administration officials, who say the president's time is too valuable to be wasted on chitchat and hangers-on.
Keith’s latest album, The Bus Songs, compiles new and old material born of men hanging out on a bus and making impolitic chitchat.
The changes are largely welcomed by senior administration officials, who say the president’s time is too valuable to be wasted by chitchat and hangers-on.
Courtney Barnett, the Melbourne indie-rock singer capable of turning such topics as real estate and elevator chitchat into droll, heartrending parables, was having trouble coming up with the follow-up to her sensational 2015 debut.
Thank you, Slack—the best thing to happen to office chitchat since the water-cooler.
Most people of color have heard rumors of this camaraderie that exists among some white folks, where racist banter is exchanged with strangers as nonchalantly as chitchat about the weather.
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Origin and Etymology of chitchat
First Known Use: 1605See Words from the same year
Synonymsbackchat, cackle, causerie, chatter, chin music, chin-wag [slang], chat, confab, confabulation, gab, gabfest, gossip, jangle, jaw, natter [chiefly British], palaver, patter, rap, schmooze, small talk, table talk, talk, tête-à-tête
Related Wordscolloquy, conference, discourse, parley, powwow, symposium; debate, dialogue (also dialog), exchange, give-and-take; crosstalk, happy talk; yak (also yack), yammer, yap
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