chitchat

[ chit-chat ]
/ ˈtʃɪtˌtʃæt /
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noun

light conversation; casual talk; gossip.

verb (used without object), chit·chat·ted, chit·chat·ting.

to indulge in chitchat; gossip.

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Origin of chitchat

First recorded in 1700–10; gradational compound based on chat

OTHER WORDS FROM chitchat

chitchatty, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chitchat

chitchat
/ (ˈtʃɪtˌtʃæt) /

noun

talk of a gossipy nature

verb -chats, -chatting or -chatted

(intr) to gossip
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