Nearby words

  1. chastise,
  2. chastisement,
  3. chastity,
  4. chastity belt,
  5. chasuble,
  6. chat room,
  7. chat show,
  8. chat up,
  9. chatbot,
  10. chateau

Origin of chat

1400–50; late Middle English; short for chatter

Related formschat·ta·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chatted

British Dictionary definitions for chatted




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

verb chats, chatting or chatted (intr)

to talk in an easy familiar way
to exchange messages in a chatroom
See also chat up

Word Origin for chat

C16: short for chatter




archaic, or dialect a catkin, esp a willow catkin

Word Origin for chat

C15: from French chat cat, referring to the furry appearance

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Word Origin and History for chatted
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