Definition of “chat show” - English Dictionary

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“chat show” in British English

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chat shownoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃæt ˌʃəʊ/ us /ˈtʃæt ˌʃoʊ/ UK US also UK talk show

B1 an informal television or radio programme on which famous people are asked questions about themselves and their work


  • Then he started appearing on all these chat shows and quiz shows and became a 'celebrity'.
  • Most of the people of these chat shows are only there to promote their latest book or programme.
  • He has hosted several popular quiz shows and now has his own chat show.
  • She just lay around in bed all day watching daytime chat shows - it was quite worrying.
  • He used to do late-night chat show on the radio, with people all phoning in with their problems.

(Definition of “chat show” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)