chit chat

chitchat

[chit-chat]
noun
1.
light conversation; casual talk; gossip.
verb (used without object), chitchatted, chitchatting.
2.
to indulge in chitchat; gossip.

Origin:
1700–10; gradational compound based on chat

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

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chitchat
1710, diminishing reduplicated from chat.
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