from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A soft or sloppy lump or mass.
- n. Anything put together or made in a careless or slipshod way; hence, a sluttish or slipshod woman.
- v. To daub or smear, as with lime; to make or finish in a slipshod way.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dialectal form of clutch.
- To close up with any adhesive substance.
- To daub with lime.
- n. Anything thrown for the purpose of daubing.
- n. Mire raked together into heaps on streets or roadsides.
- To finish (a piece of work) in a careless and hurried way; botch.
- n. A piece of work done in a careless way; a botch.
- n. A carriage somewhat similar to a gig or chaise.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
While she styles herself as the leader of a "traditional values" clatch, her lack of truthfulness marks her as a zombie impostor.
Cable news is like a bunch of old biddies in a coffee clatch.
Moral of the story: its naiive to think an old fashioned, civil 'coffee clatch' will ease the deep wounds and pain of battle worn adversaries.
She took me on a circuitous route through the school grounds to the far end of the outskirts of the property, where there was a clatch of decidedly shabby trailers stationed.
So it comes off as pejorative, "clatch of mud" but that wasn't my intent.
I personally like the half-hour format, and I'm happy that the big studios are doing a clatch of them in-house.
I think the idea is to create a clatch of entertaining featurettes that can go on the teevee, those little silver disks that people play in their computers and home players, and also go into theatres.
I'll also be a the YA author coffee clatch thing, the Newbery banquet squee! and the Printz.
He would still manage to join the morning coffee clatch of gringos on the Joco plaza 2-3 times a week, & would usually bring a small pack of donuts to share with the dogs.
That's the urgent message from a clatch of public interest groups who wrote to the Federal Communications Commission last week demanding an end to "advertainment."