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Friday, January 14, 2011


\klahch, klach\ , noun;
a casual gathering of people, especially for refreshments and informal conversation: a sewing klatsch.
Qwilleran next went to Lois's Luncheonette for the mid-morning coffee klatsch, where caffeine addicts and assorted loafers met to exchange opinions and rumors about current events.
-- Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Robbed a Bank, 2000
Throughout the meal, he experienced a disorienting and rather emasculating feeling of being subsumed by a klatch of gabbing women.
-- Adelle Waldman, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., 2013
Klatsch comes from the German word of the same spelling meaning "gossip." It entered English in the 1950s.
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