verb (used without object), chat·ted, chat·ting.
- to talk flirtatiously with.
- to talk to in a friendly, open way.
- chastity belt,
- chat room,
- chat show,
- chat up,
Origin of chat
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|Marlow Stern|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
We chatted with Samberg about all of that, bad wedding toasts, Billy Joel karaoke, and more.
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|Kevin Fallon|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Baffled by the jargon-heavy consumer information manual, I chatted with Cheryl Luptowski from the NSF consumer affairs office.
The captain, who was now in excellent humour, walked the deck and chatted affably with every one.One Day's Courtship|Robert Barr
George chatted with her, behaved as though he had not the slightest idea of leaving and then jumped in at the last minute.The Road to the Open|Arthur Schnitzler
They chatted and smiled, with hands spread out before the flame.Bouvard and Pcuchet|Gustave Flaubert
We chatted sociably, plunging about in the stream, with only a few stray natives looking on.The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie
Scherrs letter caused him to pay me no little attention, and he chatted with me considerably.Twenty Years in Europe|Samuel H. M. Byers
verb chats, chatting or chatted (intr)
Word Origin for chat
Word Origin for chat
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.