meet-up

meetup

[meet-uhp]
noun
a meeting, especially a regular meeting of people who share a particular interest and have connected with each other through a social-networking website: a meetup for new moms in the neighborhood; a meetup to plan the trip.
Also, meet-up.


Origin:
2000-05; meet1 + up, popularized by Meetup, name of a website

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Main Entry:  meet-up
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a local special interest meeting organized through a website; also any online social networking portal that facilitates offline group meetings in various locations; also written meetup
Etymology:  2002 from a website name
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