chat

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See also: CHAT, Chat, chất, chắt, chặt, and chật

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃæt/
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  • Rhymes: -æt

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviation of chatter. The bird sense refers to the sound of its call.

Verb[edit]

chat (third-person singular simple present chats, present participle chatting, simple past and past participle chatted)

Two people chatting. (1) (2)
  1. To be engaged in informal conversation.
    She chatted with her friend in the cafe.
    I like to chat over a coffee with a friend.
  2. To talk more than a few words.
    I met my old friend in the street, so we chatted for a while.
  3. (transitive) To talk of; to discuss.
    They chatted politics for a while.
    • 2014, Lenny Smith, Choices, page 43:
      We would get totally stoned and usually drunk too and chat a load of nonsense into the small hours.
  4. To exchange text or voice messages in real time through a computer network, as if having a face-to-face conversation.
    Do you want to chat online later?
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Noun[edit]

chat (countable and uncountable, plural chats)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Informal conversation.
    It'd be cool to meet up again soon and have a quick chat.
    1. A conversation to stop an argument or settle a situation.
  2. An exchange of text or voice messages in real time through a computer network, resembling a face-to-face conversation.
  3. (Internet) A chat room.
    • 1997, Meg Booker, The Insider's Guide to America Online (page 256)
      While there are chats for various interest groups (games, Internet, sports), you can also []
  4. (metonymically, typically with definite article, video games) The entirety of users in a chat room or a single member thereof.
    The Chat just made a joke about my poor skillz.
  5. Any of various small Old World passerine birds in the muscicapid tribe Saxicolini or subfamily Saxicolinae that feed on insects.
  6. Any of several small Australian honeyeaters in the genus Epthianura.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare chit (small piece of paper), and chad.[1]

Noun[edit]

chat

  1. A small potato, such as is given to swine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Safire, The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time, p. 43, Simon and Schuster, 2007 →ISBN.

Etymology 3[edit]

Origin unknown.

Noun[edit]

chat (plural chats)

  1. (mining, local use) Mining waste from lead and zinc mines.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 441:
      Frank had been looking at calcite crystals for a while now [...] among the chats or zinc tailings of the Lake County mines, down here in the silver lodes of the Vita Madre and so forth.
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Etymology 4[edit]

From thieves' cant.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

chat (plural chats)

  1. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, WWI military slang) A louse (small, parasitic insect).
    • 1977, Mary Emily Pearce, Apple Tree Lean Down, page 520:
      'Do officers have chats, then, the same as us?'
      'Not the same, no. The chats they got is bigger and better, with pips on their shoulders and Sam Browne belts.'
    • 2007, How Can I Sleep when the Seagull Calls? →ISBN, page 18:
      May a thousand chats from Belgium crawl under their fingers as they write.
    • 2013, Graham Seal, The Soldiers' Press: Trench Journals in the First World War, →ISBN, page 149:
      Trench foot was a nasty and potentially fatal foot disease commonly caused by these conditions, in which chats or body lice were the bane of all.

Etymology 5[edit]

Noun[edit]

chat (plural chats)

  1. Alternative form of chaat

Anagrams[edit]


Antillean Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French chat.

Noun[edit]

chat

  1. cat

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English chat.

Noun[edit]

chat m (plural chats, diminutive chatje n)

  1. chat (online conversation)
  2. chat (online conversation platform)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

chat

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of chatten
  2. imperative of chatten

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Un chat.
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French chat, from Old French chat, from Late Latin cattus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chat m (plural chats, feminine chatte)

  1. cat (feline)
    • 1910, Henry-D. Davray & B. Kozakiewicz (tr.), La Guerre dans les airs, translation of The War in the Air by H. G. Wells, page 335:
      Soudain, d’un seul élan, cela se précipita sur lui, avec un miaulement plaintif et la queue droite. C’était un jeune chat, menu et décharné, qui frottait sa tête contre les jambes de Bert, en ronronnant.
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  2. (male) cat, tom, tomcat
  3. tag, tig (children’s game)
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English chat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chat m (plural chats)

  1. (Internet) chat (online discussion)
    Synonym: tchat
Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French chat, chatte.

Noun[edit]

chat

  1. cat
  2. (colloquial) thief
  3. pussy (genitals)

Iban[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Min Nan (chhat).

Noun[edit]

chat

  1. paint (substance)

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chat m

  1. Lenited form of cat.

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English chat.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃat/
  • Rhymes: -at
  • Hyphenation: chàt

Noun[edit]

chat f (invariable)

  1. chat (informal conversation via computer)
Derived terms[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Somali [Term?].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkat/
  • Rhymes: -at
  • Hyphenation: chàt

Noun[edit]

chat m (invariable)

  1. chat (leaf chewed by people in North Africa and the Middle East)
    Synonym: khat

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French chat, from Late Latin cattus.

Noun[edit]

chat m (plural chats or chatz, feminine singular chatte, feminine plural chattes)

  1. cat (animal)

Descendants[edit]

  • French: chat

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English chat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chat m (definite singular chaten, indefinite plural chatar, definite plural chatane)

  1. (Internet) a chat

References[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • cat (Picardy, Anglo-Norman)
  • kat (Picardy, Anglo-Norman)

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin cattus.

Noun[edit]

chat m (oblique plural chaz or chatz, nominative singular chaz or chatz, nominative plural chat)

  1. cat (animal)

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Polish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English chat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chat m inan

  1. (Internet) Alternative spelling of czat.
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
adjective
verb

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xat/
  • Rhymes: -at
  • Syllabification: chat

Noun[edit]

chat f

  1. genitive plural of chata

Further reading[edit]

  • chat in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • chat in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English chat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chat m (plural chats)

  1. (Internet) chat room
    Synonym: (chiefly Brazil) bate-papo

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English chat.

Noun[edit]

chat n (uncountable)

  1. chat (online)

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English chat.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃat/, [ˈt͡ʃat̪]

Noun[edit]

chat m (plural chats)

  1. chat (exchange of text or voice messages in real time through a computer network)
  2. chat, chat room

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English chat

Noun[edit]

chat

  1. chat

Derived terms[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English chat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chat (definite accusative chati, plural chatler)

  1. chat (exchange of text or voice messages in real time through a computer network)
  2. chat room

Derived terms[edit]

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative chat
Definite accusative chati
Singular Plural
Nominative chat chatler
Definite accusative chati chatleri
Dative chate chatlere
Locative chatte chatlerde
Ablative chatten chatlerden
Genitive chatin chatlerin