light informal conversation for social occasions
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)
Hypernyms: ↑chat, ↑confab, ↑confabulation, ↑schmooze, ↑schmoose
talk socially without exchanging too much information

the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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
Hypernyms: ↑converse, ↑discourse
Hyponyms: ↑shmooze, ↑shmoose, ↑schmooze, ↑schmoose, ↑jawbone
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s


Sam and Sue chitchat


Sam wants to chitchat with Sue

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