[ klahch, klach ]
/ klɑtʃ, klætʃ /
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a casual gathering of people, especially for refreshments and informal conversation: a sewing klatsch.
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Origin of klatsch
First recorded in 1950–55, klatsch is from the German word Klatsch chitchat, gossip
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How to use klatsch in a sentence
John Boehner is less the Speaker than a battered ventriloquist for the Tea Party klatch in his caucus.Lessons From the Fiscal Cliff: the Political Fallout|Robert Shrum|January 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For some, it was a coffee klatch of sorts, a mini reunion for members of the Bush White House.Alfalfa Club Dinner 2011: Highlights|Sandra McElwaine|January 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The Professor's wife served them when she gave a "Kaffee Klatch."
The Professor's wife always served these almond cakes with coffee when she gave a "kaffee klatch" to her country friends.
In their tongue it was called Klatch, which means "destroyed."The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
He let it out one day after we'd had our little kaffee klatch with the gloves.Shorty McCabe|Sewell Ford