chit-chat

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See also: chitchat and chit chat

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From a reduplication of chat. Compare tittle-tattle, flim-flam, pitter-patter, etc.

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chit-chat (countable and uncountable, plural chit-chats)

  1. Light conversation; casual talk, usually about trivial matters.
  2. Gossip.

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

  1. (intransitive) To engage in small talk, to discuss unimportant matters.

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