Synonyms of chat in English:


See definition of chat


1‘I popped into Gill's house for a chat’

talk, conversation, gossip, chatter, chitter-chatter, heart-to-heart, tête-à-tête, blether, blather
conference, discussion, dialogue, exchange
Indian adda
informal jaw, gas, confab, gabber, powwow
British informal natter, chinwag, rabbit
Scottish, Northern English informal crack
North American informal rap, bull session, gabfest
Australian informal convo
formal confabulation
rare colloquy


1‘they sat and chatted with their guests’

talk, gossip, chatter, chitter-chatter, speak, converse, have a conversation, engage in conversation, tittle-tattle, prattle, jabber, jibber-jabber, babble, prate, go on, run on
British talk nineteen to the dozen
Scottish, Irish slabber
informal gas, have a confab, jaw, chew the rag, chew the fat, yap, yak, yackety-yak, yabber, gabber, yatter, yammer, powwow
British informal natter, witter, rabbit, chunter, waffle, have a chinwag, chinwag
North American informal shoot the breeze, visit
Australian, New Zealand informal mag
formal confabulate
archaic twaddle, twattle, clack, claver


    chat someone up

    ‘you're not trying to chat me up, are you?’

    flirt with, make up to, make advances to, make overtures to, romance
    informal come on to, give the come-on to, make eyes at, make sheep's eyes at, be all over
    dated make love to, set one's cap at