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.

Origin of chatty

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

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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

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

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