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 for chitchat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chitchat \Chit"chat\, n. [From Chat, by way of reduplication.]
     Familiar or trifling talk; prattle.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chitchat
      n 1: light informal conversation for social occasions [syn:
           chitchat, chit-chat, chit chat, small talk, gab,
           gabfest, gossip, tittle-tattle, chin wag, chin-
           wag, chin wagging, chin-wagging, causerie]
      v 1: talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the
           men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze" [syn:
           chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate,
           confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer,
           natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "chitchat":
     babble, back-fence gossip, backchat, beauty-parlor chitchat,
     cackle, chat, chatter, chitter, chitter-chatter, clack,
     cocktail-party chitchat, gabble, gossip, gossiping,
     gossipmongering, gossipry, groundless rumor, idle chat, idle talk,
     newsmongering, piece of gossip, prattle, small talk, story,
     table talk, tale, talebearing, taletelling, talk, talkee-talkee,
     tattle, tea-table talk, tittle-tattle
  
  

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