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or klatch

[klahch, klach] /klɑtʃ, klætʃ/
a casual gathering of people, especially for refreshments and informal conversation:
a sewing klatsch.
Origin of klatsch
1950-55; < German Klatsch chitchat, gossip Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Men were asked to come in when the klatsch was over and a supper was provided.

    Home Life in Germany Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • He seems to think that I ought to work, and not spend my life talking klatsch.

    The Benefactress Elizabeth Beauchamp
  • There are some low-minded persons who call the whole ceremony a klatsch—Kaffeeklatsch.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
Word Origin and History for klatsch

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.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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