from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A casual social gathering, usually for conversation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An informal social gathering, especially for the purpose of conversation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An informal group that gathers more or less frequently, especially for conversation.
German Klatsch, from klatschen, to gossip, make a sharp noise, of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Klatsch ("gossip"). (Wiktionary)