Chat Chat (ch[a^]t), 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. [1913 Webster]

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

Syn: To talk; chatter; gossip; converse. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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