On these forays, according to these sources, he liked to chat up pretty single women, a glass of white wine in hand.
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Before long, however, he began to feel out of place and went back downstairs for a while to chat up the cook.
mid-15c., "talk idly, babble," short for chatter (v.). Meaning "to converse familiarly" is from 1550s. Sense of "flirt with, ingratiate oneself with" (in later use often with up (adv.)) is from 1898. Related: Chatted; chatting.
1520s, "chatter, frivolous talk;" see chat (v.). Meaning "familiar conversation" is from 1570s. Chat show, for what in U.S. is a talk show, attested from 1969. Chat room in the online sense is attested by 1994, from the days when AOL ruled the Web.
To charm and seduce with talk: You hear Elvis laughing, chatting up the crowd/ while Dartmouth seniors, a little tight, chatted up Smithies (1960s+)
The capability of exchanging personal messages on a computer network: As you play, you can exchange typedmessages—that'sa featurecalled ''chat'' incomputer lingo—with other players (1980+ Computer)