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Friday, January 14, 2011

klatsch

\KLAHCH\ , noun;
1.
A casual gathering of people, esp. for refreshments and informal conversation.
Quotes:
This morning, in order to finish a set of essays in time to hand them back and discuss them in his eleven o'clock class, he had to resist his desire to be part of the klatsch.
-- John Wheatcroft, The Beholder's Eye
I guess the boys at the conspiracy klatsch couldn't figure how else a woman could afford a car like mine."
-- Alistair Boyle, The unlucky seven: a Gil Yates private investigator novel
Origin:
Klatsch comes from the German word for "gossip."
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