To speak to someone with the intent of eventually engaging in sexual intercourse with them. Generally conducted in a relaxed, playful and outstandingly obvious manner.
Almost invariably carried out by men on women; to be a male recipient means you're either extremely lucky or the giver believes you, as the British say, to bat for the other side
A common, braindead, and therefore quintessentially British phrase, which explains the strange and nonsensical definition(s) sitting next to this one. To chat up is a type of the unfortunate word of banter
, which shares all three properties mentioned above.
Guy 1: "Cor, look at all the fit birds
in the place!"
Guy 2: "Yeah, I'm gonna chat up the one in the tight black skirt. Phwoar
Guy 1 walks in hungover and bruised.
Guy 2: "What did you get up to?"
Guy 1: "I got trashed
and started chatting up this stunner
. I started pulling
and I was all set to bang
her but then her boyfriend came back from the bar."
A couple are at a restaurant. The girl goes to the restroom while the guy places the order. When she comes back, the guy and the waitress have just finished talking.
Girl: "I can't take my eyes off you for a second. You were blatantly
chatting her up."
Anyone who regards text grammar, spelling, and punctuation as the most important thing facing the world today. Is prepared to flame obsessively in perfect English to hammer home this obvious and sacred truth.
Tends to use a lot of full stops, and is never caught typing in lowercase, even when begging for tissue paper to soak up the torrent of blood seeping from a gigantic hole in his chest inflicted by an exasperated dude with a chainsaw.
"u gta leave rite now. ur m8 mikeys been hit by a car and hes bein rushed 2 intensive care. ill ring when i got a second" - Friend texting
"His name is spelt Michael. Even an idiot would know that." - Punctufascist texting
Personal Opinion Without Need for
Can't be bothered with justifying yourself anymore?
1) Type anything you like
2) Add POWNED
Spinal Tap are the greatest band in the world. POWNED
Goatees are lame. POWNED
Guy 1: Look at this review in the newspaper. I figure we should go see this play.
Guy 2: Yes, it's interesting and cutting edge. It explores Generation-Y themes of isolation and yearning in the backdrop of the postindustrial society.
Guy 3: I'm in too. I love culture.
POWNER: Culture belongs in petri dishes. POWNED