[kah-fee klahch, klach, kaw-]
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Examples from the Web for kaffeeklatsch
Strategy decisions are made by the Skip but everyone weighs in, creating a kaffeeklatsch on the sheet (minus the coffee).Curling: Your New Olympic Addiction, Explained
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It was my first kaffeeklatsch which, in a measure, decided my destiny.
There are some low-minded persons who call the whole ceremony a Klatsch—Kaffeeklatsch.
Word Origin and History for kaffeeklatsch
THE living-room in a German household always contains a large sofa at one side of the room, which is the seat of honor accorded a guest. At a Kaffeeklatsch (literally, coffee gossip) the guests of honor are seated on this sofa, and the large round table is wheeled up before them. The other guests seat themselves in chairs about the table. [Mary Alden Hopkins, "A 'Kaffeeklatsch,'" "Boston Cooking-School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics," May 1905]
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