-n. 2. small talk, chit-chat, chitter-chatter, gossip, buzzing, Inf. gab, idle or foolish talk; palaver, SI. hot air, SI. gas, SI. bull; nonsense, gibberish, jargon, gob-bledegook, hocus-pocus, mumbo jumbo, abracadabra, open-sesame; humbug, flummery, SI. bunk, rubbish, Inf rot, SI. garbage, SI. horsefeathers; balderdash, hogwash, stuff and nonsense, Inf. bosh, fudge, foolishness, rigmarole or rigamarole; poppycock, Inf fiddle-faddle, Inf. piffle, Inf. kibosh, Inf flapdoodle.
3. chattering, jabbering, jabber, Jabberwocky; prattling, prattle, cackling, cackle, gibbering, gibber; babbling, babble, babblement, Fr. bavardage, rambling, maundering; prating, prate, tattling, tattle, twaddling, twaddle, Both Brit, twattling, twattle; pattering, patter, gabbling, gabble, blathering, blather, driveling, drivel; blab, blabbing, gushing, Inf. spouting, SI. running off or on at the mouth. chatterbox, n. excessive talker, jabberer, gabbler, blatherskite, SI. windbag, SI. windjammer, Inf. hot-air artist; blabber, blabbermouth, gusher, gossip; tattler, tattle-tale, tell-tale, talebearer; noisy chatterer, palav-erer, magpie, popinjay, Inf. jay; prattler, babbler, prater, twaddler, Brit, twattler, driveler; patterer, pat-terist, rattlebrain, rattlepate. chatterer, n. chatterbox, excessive talker, jabberer. See chatterbox. chatty, adj. 1. talkative, loquacious, voluble, garrulous, glib, wordy, Inf gabby; effusive, bubbling, pattering, gushing; babbling, blathering, rambling; noisy, prattling, clacking, jabbering; buzzing, prating, tattling, tongue-wagging, SI. windy.
2. friendly, cordial, warm, fond; companionable, amiable, affectionate; familiar, conversational, congenial, Inf. cozy, Inf. gossipy. chauvinism, n. jingoism, partisanship, flag-waving, wrapping oneself in the flag, blind patriotism; machismo, male or female dominance or superiority; parochialism, provincialism, narrowness, ethnocen-tricity. cheap, adj. 1. inexpensive, reasonable, low-priced, moderately priced, economical; reduced, slashed, lowered, bargain or sale priced, marked down, discounted, cut-rate, wholesale, warehouse priced, priced to move, Inf. budget, Inf. bargain-basement.
2. mean, shabby, sorry, shoddy, tacky, tatty, schlock, Si. rinky-dink, Si. crummy, Si. chintzy, Si. cheesy; low, poor, indifferent, inferior, second-rate, gimcrack, Inf. dime-store, base, worthless, contemptible; meretricious, vulgar, trashy, tawdry, gaudy, sleazy.
3. stingy, niggardly, miserly, parsimonious, carking, skinflinty; penurious, mean, tight, tight-fisted, close-fisted; moneygrubbing, grasping, cheeseparing, scrimping, penny-pinching, grudging, begrudging, ungenerous, stinting; thrifty, frugal, sparing, chary; economical, prudent, saving, penny-wise, Scot. canny.
4. embarrassed, ashamed, humiliated, mortified; disconcerted, dismayed, abashed, uncomfortable, discomfited; degraded, low, dashed, crushed. -adv. 5. cheaply, inexpensively, reasonably; on sale, off the rack, at a discount, below cost, on clearance, Inf. for a song. cheapen, v. 1. lower, depreciate, drop in cost or value, reduce, discount, slash, cut, mark down, mark for clearance, Inf. budget-price; debase, adulterate, pollute, prostitute, demean.