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klatsch

[klahch, klach] /klɑtʃ, klætʃ/
noun
1.
a casual gathering of people, especially for refreshments and informal conversation:
a sewing klatsch.
Also, klatch.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; < German Klatsch chitchat, gossip
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Word Origin and History for klatsch
n.

1953, from German Klatsch "gossip," which is said in German sources to be imitative (cf. klatschen "clap hands," klatsch "a single clap of the hands"). Also cf. clap (v.), which in Middle English also had a sense of "talk noisily or too much, chatter" (late 14c.).

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