Definition of chat-up in English:



informalBritish often as modifier
  • An act of talking flirtatiously to someone.

    ‘a chat-up line’
    • ‘You can basically pick and choose despite your awful chat-up lines.’
    • ‘I don't know if that's a chat-up line or not, but it's just about the worst thing I've ever heard.’
    • ‘Don't tell me he's never used it as a chat-up line.’
    • ‘No more seedy bars, inept passes or atrocious chat-up lines.’
    • ‘You try writing chat-up lines destined to be spoken by a man labelled ‘the greatest lover in history’.’
    • ‘They've got some truly wonderful chat-up lines at their disposal.’
    • ‘No cheesy chat-up lines, no recriminations, too few regrets to mention.’
    • ‘If that doesn't qualify as an original chat-up line then nothing does.’
    • ‘Psychiatrists in Japan have created what they claim is the world's most effective chat-up line.’
    • ‘Anyway, I always find that you can never go wrong with a top-class chat-up line!’
    • ‘Lonely hearts can overcome their shyness and brush up on their chat-up lines at a new dating workshop.’
    • ‘I seem to be assembling a small museum of what I like to think were supposed to be chat-up lines.’
    • ‘The players are all very polite and the odd chat-up lines are always humorous.’
    • ‘He's small and chunky, with an inexhaustible supply of chat-up lines.’
    • ‘I'm waiting for some cheesy chat-up lines; I want as many as possible.’
    • ‘On the romance front, his case was not helped by the chat-up technique he adopted.’
    • ‘He honed his comic skills by acting as a chat-up emissary for his better-looking mates.’
    • ‘We got chatting, and it was all very pleasant and congenial, and genuine, no cheesy chat-up.’
    • ‘The character's chat-up technique is far from subtle.’
    • ‘He even tried mimicking her accent, which he thought was a cute chat-up.’
    coquetry, teasing, trifling, toying, dalliance, philandering, romantic advances