Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CHAT, n.1 Impudence, impertinent talk. Gen.Sc. Not found in Eng. dial. but given in Farmer and Henley and Un. Eng. Dict. as colloq. [tʃɑt] Ags.(D) 1894  J. B. Salmond My Man Sandy (1899) xi.:
“I'll l-b-double you,” says Sandy, “if ye gie me ony o' your chat.”
Lnk. 1881  D. Thomson Musings 118:
Haud your chat.

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