Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “chat”

chat

verb [I]     /tʃæt/ (-tt-)
to talk to someone in a friendly informal way: Apart from discussing official business , it was extremely useful to chat informally about work .
INTERNET, COMMUNICATIONS to have a conversation with another person or other people on the internet , when you write down what you want to say, and can see immediately what the other person or other people are writing: I got a message saying that she was available to chat.
(Definition of chat verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of chat

More Business English definitions for “chat”

Definitions of “chat” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

scramble

to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More