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adjective, chat·ti·er, chat·ti·est.
  1. characterized by friendly and informal talk or writing, often about minor or personal matters: a long, chatty letter from my sister.
  2. given to such talk: a lovable, chatty old man.
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Origin of chatty

First recorded in 1755–65; chat + -y1
Related formschat·ti·ly, adverbchat·ti·ness, noun


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Examples from the Web for chattiness

Historical Examples

  • But when Bradish appeared, answering the captain's summons, all his chattiness had left him.

    Blow The Man Down

    Holman Day

  • The result is a mixture of formality and chattiness which seems to me all wrong.

    Once a Week

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • But Phil cannot so deftly change the color of his talk; his chattiness has all gone from him.

British Dictionary definitions for chattiness


adjective -tier or -tiest
  1. full of trivial conversation; talkative
  2. informal and friendly; gossipya chatty letter
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Derived Formschattily, adverbchattiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for chattiness



"fond of chatting," 1746, from chat + -y (2). Related: Chattily; chattiness.

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