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chitchat

[chit-chat] /ˈtʃɪtˌtʃæt/
noun
1.
light conversation; casual talk; gossip.
verb (used without object), chitchatted, chitchatting.
2.
to indulge in chitchat; gossip.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; gradational compound based on chat
Related forms
chitchatty, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chit chat

chitchat

/ˈtʃɪtˌtʃæt/
noun
1.
talk of a gossipy nature
verb -chats, -chatting, -chatted
2.
(intransitive) to gossip
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Word Origin and History for chit chat

chitchat

n.

also chit-chat, 1710, diminishing reduplicated form of chat. The verb is attested from 1821. Related: Chitchatting.

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Slang definitions & phrases for chit chat

chitchat

noun

Talk, esp relaxed and idle conversation; chin music: The members were enjoying a bit of chitchat when the gavel sounded (1710+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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