Definitions for: Chat


[n] songbirds having a chattering call
[n] birds having a chattering call
[n] an informal conversation
[v] chew the fat; shoot the breeze



Webster (1913) Definition: Chat, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chatted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Chatting.] [From Chatter. [root]22.]
To talk in a light and familiar manner; to converse without
form or ceremony; to gossip. --Shak.

To chat a while on their adventures. --Dryden.

Syn: To talk; chatter; gossip; converse.


Chat, v. t.
To talk of. [Obs.]


Chat, n.
1. Light, familiar talk; conversation; gossip.

Snuff, or fan, supply each pause of chat, With
singing, laughing, ogling, and all that. --Pope.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A bird of the genus Icteria, allied to the
warblers, in America. The best known species are the
yellow-breasted chat (I. viridis), and the long-tailed
chat (I. longicauda). In Europe the name is given to
several birds of the family Saxicolid[ae], as the
stonechat, and whinchat.

Bush chat. (Zo["o]l.) See under Bush.


Chat, n.
1. A twig, cone, or little branch. See Chit.

2. pl. (Mining) Small stones with ore.

Chat potatoes, small potatoes, such as are given to swine.
[Local.]

Synonyms: chaffer, chatter, chitchat, claver, confab, confab, confabulate, confabulation, gossip, jaw, natter, New World chat, Old World chat, schmoose, schmooze, visit

See Also: causerie, chin-wag, chin-wagging, chitchat, conversation, converse, discourse, gab, gabfest, genus Icteria, genus Saxicola, gossip, Icteria, Icteria virens, jawbone, New World warbler, Saxicola, Saxicola rubetra, Saxicola torquata, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze, small talk, stonechat, thrush, tittle-tattle, whinchat, wood warbler, yellow-breasted chat

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