A chat group, chat session.
When you and your neighbor have a casual little talk, this is an example of a chat.
When you have an electronic conversation using an instant message service on a computer screen, this is an example of a chat.
A letter filled with chat about books.
When you stop and talk to your neighbor about the weather and your kids, this is an example of a time when you chat with your neighbor.
When you have a conversation with someone on your computer screen using an instant messaging service, this is an example of a chat.
- To chat with, often, specif., in a flirtatious or seductive way.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of chat
- Middle English chatten to jabber alteration of chateren chatter
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition