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    #1

    to chatter and to chat

    what's the difference of these two verbs: chatter and chat ?

    Can they be used with the same shade of meaning?

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    Re: to chatter and to chat

    "Chat" is the usual word to describe people talking. "Chatter" means their talk is foolish or purposeless.

    I only hear "chatter" in the phrase "chattering class," used to describe those who discuss politics on TV.

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