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Definition of chat
- 2 [with modifier] any of a number of small songbirds with harsh calls:
- a New World warbler that typically has a yellow or pink breast (genera Icteria and Granatellus, family Parulidae). an Australian songbird related to the honeyeaters, the male of which is either mainly yellow or boldly marked (genera Ephthianura and Ashbyia, family Ephthianuridae).
late 17th century: probably imitative of its call