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, powwow, blether, blather

conference, discussion, dialogue, exchange

Indian adda

informal jaw, gas, confab, gabber

British informal natter, chinwag, rabbit

Northern English Scottish 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

Irish Scottish 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, shoot the bull, visit

NZ Australian informal mag

formal confabulate

archaic twaddle, twattle, clack, claver


    chat someone up

      ‘he cornered her in the canteen and tried to chat her up’


      flirt with, make up to, make advances to, make overtures to, romance

      come on to, give the come-on to, make eyes at, make sheep's eyes at, be all over


      make love to, set one's cap at