AskDefine | Define chitchat

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chitchat n : light informal conversation for social occasions [syn: small talk, gab, gabfest, gossip, tittle-tattle, chin-wag, chin-wagging, causerie] v : talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze" [syn: chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit] [also: chitchatting, chitchatted]

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  1. Idle chat
    Okeydokey Mrs. Smith, come in for some coffee, and we can have a chitchat about the olden days



Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

babble, back-fence gossip, backchat, beauty-parlor chitchat, cackle, chat, chatter, chitter, chitter-chatter, clack, cocktail-party chitchat, gabble, gossip, gossiping, gossipmongering, gossipry, groundless rumor, idle chat, idle talk, newsmongering, piece of gossip, prattle, small talk, story, table talk, tale, talebearing, taletelling, talk, talkee-talkee, tattle, tea-table talk, tittle-tattle
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