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Synonyms of chat in English:


  • I popped into Gill's house for a chat
    Indian adda
    informaljaw, gas, confab, gabber
    British informalnatter, chinwag, rabbit
    Scottish & Northern English informalcrack
    North American informalrap, bull session, gabfest
    Australian informalconvo
  • verb

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  • they sat and chatted with their guests
    talk, gossip, chatter, chitter-chatter, speak, converse, have a conversation, engage in conversation, tittle-tattle, prattle, jabber, jibber-jabber, babble, prate, go on, run on;
    Scottish & Irish slabber
    British informalnatter, witter, rabbit, chunter, waffle, have a chinwag, chinwag
    North American informalshoot the breeze, shoot the bull, visit
    Australian/New Zealand informalmag
    archaictwaddle, twattle, clack, claver
  • Phrases

    chat someone up

    informal he cornered her in the canteen and tried to chat her up
    flirt with, make up to, make advances to, make overtures to, romance
    informalcome on to, give the come-on to, make (sheep's) eyes at, be all over

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