chaet1, chat [chate to rhyme with hate] noun a thing; anything 20-. etymology: compare English cheat; originally thieves Cant ‘a stolen thing’, from 1567 ‘a thing, anything’; obsolete in Modern English; also attested in Shelta with the same meaning; also collected by EMcC/PS; attested by BS in TDITA and JS
chat noun a small person 20-. etymology: perhaps an alteration of English chit ‘a child’; but compare also chaet1