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Definition of "chitchat" [chit•chat]

  • Casual conversation; small talk. (noun)
  • Gossip. (noun)
  • To engage in small talk or gossip. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chitchat" in a sentence
  • "More to the point, one wonders whether this sort of chitchat is really authentic enough to justify its dullness."
  • "He has things to do before he takes the field against the archrival Dodgers, and idle chitchat is not one of them."
  • "Tokyo architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein hit on the antidote to presentation overload - a style they dubbed pecha-kucha, Japanese for "chitchat" - and their elegant solution is taking the world by storm."