light conversation; casual talk; gossip.
verb (used without object), chitchatted, chitchatting.
to indulge in chitchat; gossip.

1700–10; gradational compound based on chat

chitchatty, adjective Unabridged
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chitchat (ˈtʃɪtˌtʃæt)
1.  talk of a gossipy nature
vb , -chats, -chatting, -chatted
2.  (intr) to gossip

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Word Origin & History

1710, diminishing reduplicated from chat.
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Example sentences
He is easily bored by chitchat but lights up when the conversation turns to
  politics or the environment.
He was asked to minimize chitchat and keep the troops moving.
Framed against the holly green walls, high-powered show-biz types emit a buzz
  of confident lunchtime chitchat.
The two white-maned television comedy icons hugged and engaged in some friendly
  chitchat as everyone in the hallway gawked.
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