American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A casual social gathering, usually for conversation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An informal group that gathers more or less frequently, especially for conversation.
- From German Klatsch ("gossip"). (Wiktionary)
- German Klatsch, from klatschen, to gossip, make a sharp noise, of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Jon Pertwee's Doctor used to tell us that "Klokleda partha menin klatch" meant "Close your eyes, my darling - well, three of them at least" (see here, at about 1: 20 in).”
“Maria tossed her empty iced-coffee cupher fourth of the dayinto a garbage can, and together they strolled toward the edge of the pond, where Tahira was calling a klatch of people to order.”
“On a more positive note, the Director extends kudos to the Animal Unit of the Psych Dept. (you folks at Psych are really in his good graces - several times during our "klatch" he was unable to suppress the urge to leap up, point at me and shout with enthusiasm, "Psych!") for their profiling of the notorious 900-pound gorilla.”
“Guess that explains why Griffin was a guest on The Talk yesterday instead of Barbara Walter's little coffee klatch, huh?”
“If one parent discovered the other sexually abusing a child in the home where most abuse happens, I can't imagine him or her bringing the matter up in a PTA discussion or a neighborhood coffee klatch or even, sadly, going to the police.”
“I used to race home after school to relax and laugh along with the canned giggles on these shows plus a healthy dose of The Partridge Family, Get Smart and The Addams Family and I like to think that my mom was having a coffee klatch or a quick gin fizz with her friends in the next room, not worrying if the show Teen Mom was giving her own teens the wrong idea.”
“While the MSNBC coffee klatch is the show of the moment, the Sunday programs still own political news at the start of a new week.”
“A friend met me at the Ocean River Sports dock at noon; 30 minutes later, we crossed the runway and bee-lined for Fisherman's Wharf, a klatch of pastel-colored houseboats and floating restaurants on the edge of the Inner Harbour.”
““You've known her a long time, then?” asks Lorna, the middle of the klatch trio.”
“I truly enjoy what Humphrey adds to our little klatch.”
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