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See also: Chat, chất, chắt, chặt, and chật

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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tʃæt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æt

Etymology 1Edit

Abbreviation of chatter. The bird sense refers to the sound of its call.

VerbEdit

chat (third-person singular simple present chats, present participle chatting, simple past and past participle chatted)

 
Two people chatting. (1) (2)
  1. To be engaged in informal conversation.
    She chatted with her friend in the cafe.
    I like to chat over a coffee with a friend.
  2. To talk more than a few words.
    I met my old friend in the street, so we chatted for a while.
  3. (transitive) To talk of; to discuss.
    They chatted politics for a while.
    • 2014, Lenny Smith, Choices (page 43)
      We would get totally stoned and usually drunk too and chat a load of nonsense into the small hours.
  4. To exchange text or voice messages in real time through a computer network, as if having a face-to-face conversation.
    Do you want to chat online later?
TranslationsEdit
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NounEdit

chat (countable and uncountable, plural chats)

  1. (uncountable) Informal conversation.
  2. A conversation to stop an argument or settle situations.
  3. (totum pro parte, always with definite article, video games) The entirety of users in a chatroom or a single member thereof.
    The Chat just made a joke about my skills.
  4. An exchange of text or voice messages in real time through a computer network, resembling a face-to-face conversation.
  5. Any of various small Old World passerine birds in the muscicapid tribe Saxicolini or subfamily Saxicolinae that feed on insects.
  6. Any of several small Australian honeyeaters in the genus Epthianura.
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TranslationsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

Compare chit (small piece of paper), and chad.[1]

NounEdit

chat

  1. A small potato, such as is given to swine.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ William Safire, The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time, p. 43, Simon and Schuster, 2007 →ISBN.

Etymology 3Edit

Origin unknown.

NounEdit

chat (plural chats)

  1. (mining, local use) 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.
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Etymology 4Edit

From thieves' cant.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

chat (plural chats)

  1. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, WWI military slang) A louse (small, parasitic insect).
    • 1977, Mary Emily Pearce, Apple Tree Lean Down, page 520:
      'Do officers have chats, then, the same as us?'
      'Not the same, no. The chats they got is bigger and better, with pips on their shoulders and Sam Browne belts.'
    • 2007, How Can I Sleep when the Seagull Calls? →ISBN, page 18:
      May a thousand chats from Belgium crawl under their fingers as they write.
    • 2013, Graham Seal, The Soldiers' Press: Trench Journals in the First World War →ISBN, page 149:
      Trench foot was a nasty and potentially fatal foot disease commonly caused by these conditions, in which chats or body lice were the bane of all.

Etymology 5Edit

NounEdit

chat (plural chats)

  1. Alternative form of chaat

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English chat.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chat m (plural chats, diminutive chatje n)

  1. chat (online conversation)
  2. chat (online conversation platform)

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

chat

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of chatten
  2. imperative of chatten

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French chat, from Old French chat, from Late Latin cattus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chat m (plural chats)

  1. cat (feline)
    • 1910, Henry-D. Davray & B. Kozakiewicz (tr.), La Guerre dans les airs, translation of The War in the Air by H. G. Wells, page 335:
      Soudain, d’un seul élan, cela se précipita sur lui, avec un miaulement plaintif et la queue droite. C’était un jeune chat, menu et décharné, qui frottait sa tête contre les jambes de Bert, en ronronnant.
  2. (male) cat, tom, tomcat
  3. tag, tig (children’s game)
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English chat.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chat m (plural chats)

  1. (Internet) chat (online discussion)
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


IbanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Min Nan (chhat), from Middle Chinese (tsit).

NounEdit

chat

  1. paint (substance)

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chat m

  1. Lenited form of cat.

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cat chat gcat
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English chat.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃat/, [t͡ʃät̪]
  • Stress: chàt

NounEdit

chat f (invariable)

  1. chat (informal conversation via computer)
Derived termsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From Somali [Term?].

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chat m (invariable)

  1. chat (leaf chewed by people in North Africa and the Middle East)
SynonymsEdit

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French chat, from Late Latin cattus.

NounEdit

chat m (plural chats or chatz, feminine singular chatte, feminine plural chattes)

  1. cat (animal)

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • cat (Picardy, Anglo-Norman)
  • kat (Picardy, Anglo-Norman)

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin cattus.

NounEdit

chat m (oblique plural chaz or chatz, nominative singular chaz or chatz, nominative plural chat)

  1. cat (animal)

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English chat.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chat m (plural chats)

  1. (Internet) chat (exchange of text or voice messages in real time)

SynonymsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English chat.

NounEdit

chat m (plural chats)

  1. chat (exchange of text or voice messages in real time through a computer network)

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English chat

NounEdit

chat

  1. chat

Derived termsEdit