Chat (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chatted; p. pr. & vb. n. Chatting.] [From Chatter. 22.]

To talk in a light and familiar manner; to converse without form or ceremony; to gossip.

Shak.

To chat a while on their adventures.
Dryden.

Syn. -- To talk; chatter; gossip; converse.

 

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Chat, v. t.

To talk of.

[Obs.]

 

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Chat, n.

1.

Light, familiar talk; conversation; gossip.

Snuff, or fan, supply each pause of chat,
With singing, laughing, ogling, and all that.
Pope.

2. Zool.

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 chat (I. longicauda). In Europe the name is given to several birds of the family Saxicolidae, as the stonechat, and whinchat.

Bush chat. Zool. See under Bush.

 

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Chat, n.

1.

A twig, cone, or little branch. See Chit.

2. pl. Mining

Small stones with ore.

Chat potatoes, small potatoes, such as are given to swine. [Local.]

 

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