bechat

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From be- (over, about, concerning) +‎ chat.

VerbEdit

bechat (third-person singular simple present bechats, present participle bechatting, simple past and past participle bechatted)

  1. (transitive) To chat over or about; discuss.
    • 1845, Emma Robinson, Whitehall:
      [...] whose impartial sobriety of opinion is only equalled by its sagacity and penetration, never deceived. And thus bechatting, of a sudden the stranger demands of me, if I had read, seen, or heard of the so-called Romance of "WHITE-FRIARS!"
  2. (transitive, dialectal) To bewitch.
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