English edit

 
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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃæt/
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  • Rhymes: -æt

Etymology 1 edit

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

Verb edit

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. (informal, slang, often as chatting) To chat shit (to speak nonsense, to lie).
    Don't listen to me, I'm chatting.
  5. 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?
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Noun edit

chat (countable and uncountable, plural chats)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Informal conversation.
    It'd be cool to meet up again soon and have a quick chat.
  2. (countable, uncountable) An exchange of text or voice messages in real time through a computer network, resembling a face-to-face conversation.
    Internet Relay Chat
  3. (Internet, uncountable, with or without "the") A chat room, especially (in later use) one accompanying a videoconference or live stream.
    "Type yes in (the) chat if you can hear me."
    • 1997, Meg Booker, The Insider's Guide to America Online, page 256:
      While there are chats for various interest groups (games, Internet, sports), you can also []
  4. (metonymically, video games, uncountable) The entirety of users, viewed collectively, in a chat room, especially the chat room accompanying a live stream.
    The chat just made a joke about my poor skillz.
    "Chat, should I pick up this sword before heading out?"
  5. (countable) Any of various small Old World passerine birds in the muscicapid tribe Saxicolini or subfamily Saxicolinae that feed on insects.
  6. (countable) Any of several small Australian honeyeaters in the genus Epthianura.
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Etymology 2 edit

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

Noun edit

chat

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

References edit

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

Etymology 3 edit

Unknown.

Noun edit

chat (plural chats)

  1. (mining, local use) Mining waste from lead and zinc mines.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage, published 2007, page 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 4 edit

From thieves' cant.

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Noun edit

chat (plural chats)

  1. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, World War I 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 5 edit

Noun edit

chat (plural chats)

  1. Alternative form of chaat

Anagrams edit

Antillean Creole edit

Etymology edit

From French chat.

Noun edit

chat

  1. cat

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from English chat.

Noun edit

chat m (plural chats, diminutive chatje n)

  1. chat (online conversation)
  2. chat (online conversation platform)
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

chat

  1. inflection of chatten:
    1. first/second/third-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

Anagrams edit

French edit

 
Un chat.
 
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Etymology 1 edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

chat m (plural chats, feminine chatte)

  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.
      It advanced suddenly upon him with a rush, with a little meawling cry and tail erect. It rubbed its head against him and purred. It was a tiny, skinny little kitten.
  2. (male) cat, tom, tomcat
    • 1896, Paul Margueritte, “Une flaque”, in L’eau qui dort, Paris: Armand Colin et cie, [], section II, pages 102–103:
      — Est-ce un chat ou une chatte ? » demanda Jean.
      Sophie ne se prononça point, Alice devint rouge et dit en riant :
      « C’est un chat !
      — En êtes-vous sûre ? demanda Jean.
      — Ah bien! fit Alice, pour sûr ! »
      "Is it a tomcat or a girl cat?" asked Jean.
      Sophie not having spoken, Alice turned red and said, laughing:
      "It's a tomcat!"
      "Are you sure?" asked Jean.
      "Of course," said Alice, "for sure!"
  3. tag, tig (children’s game)
    • 2023 August, Arnaud de Montjoye, “En touriste à Auschwitz”, in Le Monde diplomatique, page 24:
      Alors, quand il repère, sur le Web, une scène croustillante montrant un groupe en train de se livrer à « une partie de chat, à poil, dans un camp de la mort », c’est comme un déclic.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Louisiana Creole: sha

See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from English chat.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

chat m (plural chats)

  1. (Internet) chat (online discussion)
    Synonym: tchat
Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

Haitian Creole edit

Etymology edit

From French chat, chatte.

Noun edit

chat

  1. cat
  2. (colloquial) thief
  3. pussy (genitals)

Iban edit

Etymology edit

From Min Nan (chhat).

Noun edit

chat

  1. paint (substance)

Irish edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

chat m

  1. Lenited form of cat.

Italian edit

Etymology 1 edit

Unadapted borrowing from English chat.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃat/
  • Rhymes: -at
  • Hyphenation: chàt

Noun edit

chat f (invariable)

  1. chat (informal conversation via computer)
Derived terms edit
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Somali [Term?].

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkat/
  • Rhymes: -at
  • Hyphenation: chàt

Noun edit

chat m (invariable)

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

Middle French edit

Etymology edit

From Old French chat, from Late Latin cattus.

Noun edit

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

  1. cat (animal)

Descendants edit

Min Nan edit

Pronunciation edit

Romanization edit

  1. Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of (colloquial)
  2. Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of , (literary)
  3. Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of
  4. Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of
  5. Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of
  6. Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English chat.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

chat m (definite singular chaten, indefinite plural chatar, definite plural chatane)

  1. (Internet) a chat

References edit

Old French edit

Alternative forms edit

  • cat, kat (Picardy, Anglo-Norman)

Etymology edit

From Late Latin cattus.

Pronunciation edit

  • (classical) IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃat/, (northern) /ˈkat/

Noun edit

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

  1. cat (animal)

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Polish edit

 
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Etymology 1 edit

Unadapted borrowing from English chat.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

chat m inan (related adjective chatowy)

  1. (Internet) Alternative spelling of czat
Declension edit
Derived terms edit
verb

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /xat/
  • Rhymes: -at
  • Syllabification: chat

Noun edit

chat f

  1. genitive plural of chata

Further reading edit

  • chat in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • chat in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English chat.

Pronunciation edit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈʃa.t͡ʃi/, /ˈʃɛ.t͡ʃi/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈʃa.te/, /ˈʃɛ.te/

Noun edit

chat m (plural chats)

  1. (Internet) chat room
    Synonym: (chiefly Brazil) bate-papo

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English chat.

Noun edit

chat n (uncountable)

  1. chat (online)

Declension edit

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English chat.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃat/ [ˈt͡ʃat̪]
  • Rhymes: -at
  • Syllabification: chat

Noun edit

chat m (plural chats)

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

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English chat.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃat/, [ˈt͡ʃat]

Noun edit

chat (Baybayin spelling ᜆ᜔ᜐᜆ᜔)

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

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Further reading edit

Turkish edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English chat.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

chat (definite accusative chati, plural chatler)

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

Declension edit

Inflection
Nominative chat
Definite accusative chati
Singular Plural
Nominative chat chatler
Definite accusative chati chatleri
Dative chate chatlere
Locative chatte chatlerde
Ablative chatten chatlerden
Genitive chatin chatlerin

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