- to converse in a familiar or informal manner.
- Digital Technology. to participate with one or more people, through the Internet, in a real-time conversation, typically as a series of short text exchanges in a specific application, as instant messaging, or by using images, voice, video, or some combination of these: The kids were able to chat with their grandma online. Join our online community to chat about TV shows.
- informal conversation: We had a pleasant chat.
- Digital Technology. a real-time conversation, as between two or more people or between a representative of a business and a customer, over the Internet or other network: Join our free video chat.See also instant messaging, chat room.
- any of several small Old World thrushes, especially of the genus Saxicola, having a chattering cry.
- yellow-breasted chat.
- Digital Technology. noting or relating to an online chat: a chat session.
- chat up, Chiefly British.
- to talk flirtatiously with.
- to talk to in a friendly, open way.
Origin of chat
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Examples from the Web for chatted
He chatted with them, and they eventually sent him the first few scripts.Charles Dance on Tywin Lannister’s S5 Return, A ‘Game of Thrones’ Movie,’ and Sexy Peter Dinklage
November 18, 2014
In one of the moments I chatted briefly with him he made a quip about my work that my mother still quotes to this day.From POTUS to SCOTUS: Obama’s Big Move?
November 17, 2014
We chatted with Samberg about all of that, bad wedding toasts, Billy Joel karaoke, and more.Imagine Andy Samberg as Your Best Man
September 29, 2014
We chatted about the crazy rehearsal process and how much dancing you do all day.'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Ricky Ubeda Is Adorable, and Tired
September 4, 2014
Baffled by the jargon-heavy consumer information manual, I chatted with Cheryl Luptowski from the NSF consumer affairs office.Are Water Filters B.S.?
August 19, 2014
I remarked one evening, as I chatted with Marguerite and her chaperone.City of Endless Night
We sat and chatted a while, and then Clara and I went out to look at the Jungfrau.Wilfrid Cumbermede
And so, over this collation, we chatted for quite all of an hour.
We chatted for a time of home politics, which was, of course, in a wretched state.
And with that they chatted about the marriage from the male point of view.
- informal conversation or talk conducted in an easy familiar manner
- the exchange of messages in an internet or other network chatroom
- any Old World songbird of the subfamily Turdinae (thrushes, etc) having a harsh chattering crySee also stonechat, whinchat
- any of various North American warblers, such as Icteria virens (yellow-breasted chat)
- any of various Australian wrens (family Muscicapidae) of the genus Ephthianura and other genera
- to talk in an easy familiar way
- to exchange messages in a chatroom
- archaic, or dialect a catkin, esp a willow catkin
Word Origin and History for chatted
1520s, "chatter, frivolous talk;" see chat (v.). Meaning "familiar conversation" is from 1570s. Chat show, for what in U.S. is a talk show, attested from 1969. Chat room in the online sense is attested by 1994, from the days when AOL ruled the Web.
mid-15c., "talk idly, babble," short for chatter (v.). Meaning "to converse familiarly" is from 1550s. Sense of "flirt with, ingratiate oneself with" (in later use often with up (adv.)) is from 1898. Related: Chatted; chatting.