chatty

[ chat-ee ]
/ ˈtʃæt i /

adjective, chat·ti·er, chat·ti·est.

characterized by friendly and informal talk or writing, often about minor or personal matters: a long, chatty letter from my sister.
given to such talk: a lovable, chatty old man.

Nearby words

  1. chattering classes,
  2. chatterjee, bankim chandra,
  3. chatterji,
  4. chatterton,
  5. chatterton, thomas,
  6. chaucer,
  7. chaucer, geoffrey,
  8. chaucerian,
  9. chaudfroid,
  10. chauffer

Origin of chatty

First recorded in 1755–65; chat + -y1

Related formschat·ti·ly, adverbchat·ti·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for chatty

chatty

/ (ˈtʃætɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest

full of trivial conversation; talkative
informal and friendly; gossipya chatty letter
Derived Formschattily, adverbchattiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for chatty

chatty

adj.

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

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