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Etymology 1

Abbreviation of chatter.

Verb

Infinitive
to chat

Third person singular
chat

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
t

to chat (third-person singular simple present chat, present participle t, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To be engaged in informal conversation.
  2. To talk more than a few words.
  3. To converse on a talk show.
  4. To exchange text or voice messages in real time through a computer network, as if having a face-to-face conversation.
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Noun

Singular
chat

Plural
s

chat (s)
  1. (uncountable) Informal conversation.
  2. A conversation to stop an argument or settle situations.
  3. An exchange of text or voice messages in real time through a computer network, resembling a face-to-face conversation.
  4. A conversation on a talk show.
  5. Any of various small Old World passerine birds in the subfamily Saxicolini that feed on insects.
  6. (UK, slang) A louse.
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Etymology 2

Origin unknown.

Noun

Singular
chat

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
Translations

Cantonese

Number

chat

  1. seven. →

French

Etymology

Late Latin cattus.

Pronunciation

Noun

chat m. (plural chats)

  1. (male) cat, tom, tomcat
  2. tag, tig (children's game)

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Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [xat̪ˠ]

Noun

chat

  1. Mutated form of cat.

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