chitchat


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chit·chat

 (chĭt′chăt′)
n.
1. Casual conversation; small talk.
2. Gossip.
intr.v. chit·chat·ted, chit·chat·ting, chit·chats
To engage in small talk or gossip.

[Reduplication of chat.]

chitchat

(ˈtʃɪtˌtʃæt)
n
talk of a gossipy nature
vb, -chats, -chatting or -chatted
(intr) to gossip

chit•chat

(ˈtʃɪtˌtʃæt)

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]
chit′chat`ty, adj.

chitchat


Past participle: chitchatted
Gerund: chitchatting

Imperative
chitchat
chitchat
Present
I chitchat
you chitchat
he/she/it chitchats
we chitchat
you chitchat
they chitchat
Preterite
I chitchatted
you chitchatted
he/she/it chitchatted
we chitchatted
you chitchatted
they chitchatted
Present Continuous
I am chitchatting
you are chitchatting
he/she/it is chitchatting
we are chitchatting
you are chitchatting
they are chitchatting
Present Perfect
I have chitchatted
you have chitchatted
he/she/it has chitchatted
we have chitchatted
you have chitchatted
they have chitchatted
Past Continuous
I was chitchatting
you were chitchatting
he/she/it was chitchatting
we were chitchatting
you were chitchatting
they were chitchatting
Past Perfect
I had chitchatted
you had chitchatted
he/she/it had chitchatted
we had chitchatted
you had chitchatted
they had chitchatted
Future
I will chitchat
you will chitchat
he/she/it will chitchat
we will chitchat
you will chitchat
they will chitchat
Future Perfect
I will have chitchatted
you will have chitchatted
he/she/it will have chitchatted
we will have chitchatted
you will have chitchatted
they will have chitchatted
Future Continuous
I will be chitchatting
you will be chitchatting
he/she/it will be chitchatting
we will be chitchatting
you will be chitchatting
they will be chitchatting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chitchatting
you have been chitchatting
he/she/it has been chitchatting
we have been chitchatting
you have been chitchatting
they have been chitchatting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chitchatting
you will have been chitchatting
he/she/it will have been chitchatting
we will have been chitchatting
you will have been chitchatting
they will have been chitchatting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chitchatting
you had been chitchatting
he/she/it had been chitchatting
we had been chitchatting
you had been chitchatting
they had been chitchatting
Conditional
I would chitchat
you would chitchat
he/she/it would chitchat
we would chitchat
you would chitchat
they would chitchat
Past Conditional
I would have chitchatted
you would have chitchatted
he/she/it would have chitchatted
we would have chitchatted
you would have chitchatted
they would have chitchatted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chitchat - light informal conversation for social occasionschitchat - light informal conversation for social occasions
chat, confab, confabulation, schmoose, schmooze - an informal conversation
Verb1.chitchat - talk socially without exchanging too much informationchitchat - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
converse, discourse - carry on a conversation
jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze - talk idly or casually and in a friendly way

chitchat

noun
Incessant and usually inconsequential talk:
Slang: gab, gas, yak.
verb
To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially:
Informal: go on, spiel.
Slang: gab, gas, jaw, yak.
Translations

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

chitchat

n (inf)Geschwätz nt, → Gerede nt

chitchat

[ˈtʃɪtˌtʃæt] n (fam) → chiacchiere fpl
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