[ UK /t‍ʃˈɪt‍ʃæt/ ]
[ US /ˈtʃɪtˌtʃæt/ ]
  1. talk socially without exchanging too much information
    the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze
  1. light informal conversation for social occasions
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How To Use chitchat In A Sentence

  • Burger King Vice-President Steven Grover followed in Whole Foods CEO John Mackey's giant footsteps this is Mackey's blog - yes, after being outed last year for writing more than 1400 trollish web postings over six or seven years using the screen name "Rahodeb" meant to harm rival market Wild Oats' reputation - Mackey has a new chitchatty blog. Fast Food Nation
  • Employees follow strict rules: Attendance is mandatory, nonwork chitchat is kept to a minimum and, above all, everyone has to stand up. No More Angling for the Best Seat; More Meetings Are Stand-Up Jobs
  • If it was our birthday, they would both come, and sit in the corner, chitchatting. Times, Sunday Times
  • Patricia and Marty Weber were in their walk-in closet one evening, getting dressed for a party, chitchatting about their day, when Ms. Weber made a casual request: Honey, I really don't want to be there all night. When Innies Love Outies: How Odd Couples Cope
  • More to the point, one wonders whether this sort of chitchat is really authentic enough to justify its dullness. The Prisoner of Cool
  • The conversation had a surreal frisson, like running into Uday and Qusay at a pro-celeb golf tournament and chitchatting about Tiger as you play a couple of holes. He Made the Refrains Run on Time
  • While Mary Jane and Whitney chitchatted outside the door Whitney said something about not being allowed to read the Twilight Saga until she turned eighteen, which floored me, I took a deep breath and tugged on the True Religion jeans. Lifted
  • She felt obligated to make some kind of chitchat, however desultory. IN A STRANGE CITY
  • He stays for hours, sometimes into the middle of the night, just "chitchatting," he says. 'Tipping Point'
  • Brown and George Raft, canoodled with screen seductress Mae West, chitchatted on the wireless with Antarctic explorer Richard Byrd, earned round-the-clock security protection after a feared kidnapping attempt, shook off a blow to the skull that sent him to a hospital, hectored opposing pitchers, mugged before dozens of cameras, and woofed into every notebook and microphone thrust in his direction, was the stuff of legend. Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert
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