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1. Casual conversation; small talk.
intr.v. chit·chat·ted, chit·chat·ting, chit·chats
To engage in small talk or gossip.
[Reduplication of chat.]
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talk of a gossipy nature
vb, -chats, -chatting or -chatted
(intr) to gossip
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n., v. -chat•ted, -chat•ting. n.
1. light conversation; casual talk; gossip.v.i.
2. to converse lightly or casually.
[1700–10; gradational compound based on chat]
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Past participle: chitchatted
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|Noun||1.||chitchat - light informal conversation for social occasions|
causerie, chin wag, chin wagging, chin-wag, chin-wagging, chit chat, chit-chat, gab, gabfest, gossip, small talk, tittle-tattle
|Verb||1.||chitchat - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"|
chew the fat, chit-chat, claver, confab, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze, chat, chaffer, confabulate, gossip, chatter, visit
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chitchat[ˈtʃɪttʃæt] N (= gossip) → chismes mpl, habladurías fpl; (= chatter) "what did you talk about?" - "oh, nothing in particular, just chitchat" → -¿de qué hablasteis? -de nada en particular, sólo estuvimos dándole al palique
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chitchat[ˈtʃɪtˌtʃæt] n (fam) → chiacchiere fpl
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