I. verb (chatted; chatting) Etymology: Middle English chatten, short for chatteren Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. chatter, prattle 2. a. to talk in an informal or familiar manner b. to take part in an online discussion in a chat room transitive verb chiefly British to talk to; especially to talk lightly, glibly, or flirtatiously with — often used with up II. noun Date: 1530 1. idle small talk ; chatter 2. light informal or familiar talk; especially conversation 3. [imitative] any of several songbirds (as of the genera Cercomela, Granatellus, or Icteria) 4. online discussion in a chat room; also an instance of such discussion <
participate in computer chats

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