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)