light conversation; casual talk; gossip.
verb (used without object), chit·chat·ted, chit·chat·ting.
to indulge in chitchat; gossip.
Read more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
babble, ramble, blather, cackle, blathering, gibbering, blithering, blabbering, jabbering, palaver, spit, jabber, converse, chitchat, discourse, chat, bark, chatter, talk
Origin of chitchat
First recorded in 1700–10; gradational compound based on chat
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
talk of a gossipy nature
verb -chats, -chatting or -chatted
(intr) to gossip
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
also chit-chat, 1710, diminishing reduplicated form of chat. The verb is attested from 1821. Related: Chitchatting.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper