To engage in small talk, to discuss unimportant matters.(verb)
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Use "chit-chat" in a sentence
"The supervisor comes up and tries to chit-chat with me about the gym and how nice it is, etc."
"They even sought to edit out what they consider irrelevant chit-chat on hours of FBI wiretap recordings, evidence at the heart of the government case, including a reference in one conversation to Blagojevich's famously bountiful locks."
"It's fits well with your post about finding the right words to say to someone instead of the simple chit-chat we usually throw out there upon first meeting."