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CHITCHAT (chitchatted, chitchatting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chitchat mean? 

CHITCHAT (noun)
  The noun CHITCHAT has 1 sense:

1. light informal conversation for social occasions

  Familiarity information: CHITCHAT used as a noun is very rare.


CHITCHAT (verb)
  The verb CHITCHAT has 1 sense:

1. talk socially without exchanging too much information

  Familiarity information: CHITCHAT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHITCHAT (noun)


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Meaning:

Light informal conversation for social occasions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

causerie; tittle-tattle; small talk; gossip; gabfest; gab; chitchat; chin-wagging; chin-wag

Hypernyms ("chitchat" is a kind of...):

chat; confab; confabulation; schmoose; schmooze (an informal conversation)


CHITCHAT (verb)


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Meaning:

Talk socially without exchanging too much information

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

jaw; confab; claver; chitchat; chew the fat; shoot the breeze; chat; natter; confabulate; gossip; chaffer; chatter; visit

Context example:

the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

Hypernyms (to "chitchat" is one way to...):

converse; discourse (carry on a conversation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "chitchat"):

jawbone; schmoose; schmooze; shmoose; shmooze (talk idly or casually and in a friendly way)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue chitchat
Sam wants to chitchat with Sue


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