- light conversation; casual talk; gossip.
- to indulge in chitchat; gossip.
Origin of chitchat
Examples from the Web for chitchat
Contemporary Examples of chitchat
The messages from the fake Bolton began with chitchat, and expressed a desire to get together after all these years.Iran Is Using a Neocon to Hack Its Foes
May 30, 2014
During our talk, I learned immediately that Allred does not have time for chitchat.My Gloria Allred Nightmare
June 13, 2012
Historical Examples of chitchat
I cannot chitchat with Scotchmen while you are at Keswick, childless!Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Chitchat, chit′chat, n. chatting or idle talk: prattle: gossip.
- talk of a gossipy nature
- (intr) to gossip
Word Origin and History for chitchat
also chit-chat, 1710, diminishing reduplicated form of chat. The verb is attested from 1821. Related: Chitchatting.