- nounlight informal conversation for social occasions• Syn:↑chit-chat, ↑chit chat, ↑small talk, ↑gab, ↑gabfest, ↑gossip, ↑tittle-tattle, ↑chin wag, ↑chin-wag, ↑chin wagging, ↑chin-wagging, ↑causerie• Derivationally related forms: ↑tittle-tattle (for: ↑tittle-tattle), ↑gossipy (for: ↑gossip), ↑gossip (for: ↑gossip), ↑gabby (for: ↑gab), ↑chitchat (for: ↑chit chat), ↑chitchat (for: ↑chit-chat)verbtalk 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, ↑chit-chat, ↑chatter, ↑chaffer, ↑natter, ↑gossip, ↑jaw, ↑claver, ↑visit• Derivationally related forms:↑visitor (for: ↑visit), ↑gossip (for: ↑gossip), ↑chatter (for: ↑chatter), ↑chatterer (for: ↑chatter), ↑confabulation (for: ↑confabulate), ↑chat (for: ↑chat), ↑chit chat, ↑chit-chat• Verb Frames:-
Sam and Sue chitchat-
Sam wants to chitchat with Sue
Useful english dictionary. 2012.