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chat

Synonyms of chat in English:

noun

  • I popped into Gill's house for a chat
    Indian adda
    informal jaw, gas, confab, gabber
    British informal natter, chinwag, rabbit
    Scottish & Northern English informal crack
    North American informal rap, bull session, gabfest
    Australian informal convo
    rare colloquy
  • 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
    informal gas, have a confab, jaw, chew the rag, chew the fat, yap, yak, yackety-yak, yabber, gabber, yatter, yammer, powwow
    British informal natter, witter, rabbit, chunter, waffle, have a chinwag, chinwag
    North American informal shoot the breeze, shoot the bull, visit
    Australian/New Zealand informal mag
    formal confabulate
    archaic twaddle, twattle, clack, claver
  • Phrases

    chat someone up

    1
    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
    informal come on to, give the come-on to, make (sheep's) eyes at, be all over

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