CHAT, v.i.1. To talk in a familiar manner; to talk without form or ceremony.2. To talk idly; to prate.
CHAT, v.t. To talk of.
CHAT, n. Free, familiar talk; idle talk; prate.
CHAT, n. A twig, or little stick. [See Chit.]
Free, familiar talk; idle talk; prate.
A twig, or little stick. [See Chit.]
CHAT, v.i. [G. kosen, to talk, or prattle; Ir. ceadach, talkative; ceadac, a story or narrative; Sp. cotorra, a magpie; cotorrera, a hen-parrot, a talkative woman; Gr. κωτιλλω, to prate; D. koeteren, to jabber, and kwetteren, to chatter; kouten, id.]
- To talk in a familiar manner; to talk without form or ceremony. – Milton. Dryden.
- To talk idly; to prate. – Johnson.
To talk of. [Not in use.] – Shak.
- To talk
in a light and familiar manner; to converse without form or
ceremony; to gossip.
- To talk of.
- Light, familiar talk; conversation; gossip.
twig, cone, or little branch. See Chit.
- A bird of the
genus Icteria, allied to the warblers, in America. The
best known species are the yellow-breasted chat (I.
viridis), and the long-tailed chat (I. longicauda). In
Europe the name is given to several birds of the family
Saxicolidæ, as the stonechat, and
stones with ore.