from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A casual social gathering for coffee and conversation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A social gathering for conversation while drinking coffee


Partial translation of German Kaffeeklatsch : Kaffee, coffee + Klatsch, gossip; see klatch.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
coffee +‎ klatch, a calque of German Kaffeeklatsch; properly, partial calque, borrowing klatch rather than fully calquing as “coffee gossip”. (Wiktionary)


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