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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chit-chat]
    • /ˈtʃɪtˌtʃæt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chit-chat]
    • /ˈtʃɪtˌtʃæt/

Definitions of chitchatting word

  • noun chitchatting light conversation; casual talk; gossip. 1
  • verb without object chitchatting to indulge in chitchat; gossip. 1
  • noun chitchatting Present participle of chitchat. 1

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Origin of chitchatting

First appearance:

before 1700
One of the 50% oldest English words
First recorded in 1700-10; gradational compound based on chat

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Parts of speech for Chitchatting


chitchatting popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

chitchatting usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chitchatting

adj chitchatting

  • blathering — foolish, voluble talk: His speech was full of the most amazing blather.
  • gibbering — to speak inarticulately or meaninglessly.
  • blithering — talking foolishly; jabbering
  • blabbering — to reveal indiscreetly and thoughtlessly: They blabbed my confidences to everyone.
  • driveling — saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.

verb chitchatting

  • babble — If someone babbles, they talk in a confused or excited way.
  • blather — If someone is blathering on about something, they are talking for a long time about something that you consider boring or unimportant.
  • cackle — If someone cackles, they laugh in a loud unpleasant way, often at something bad that happens to someone else.
  • prate — to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble: They prated on until I was ready to scream.
  • chat — When people chat, they talk to each other in an informal and friendly way.

adjective chitchatting

  • chattering — rapid and continuous talk
  • drivelling — saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.

Antonyms for chitchatting

verb chitchatting

  • drawl — an act or utterance of a person who drawls.
  • praise — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  • listen — to give attention with the ear; attend closely for the purpose of hearing; give ear.

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