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klatch

or klatsch  (klăch, kläch)
n.
A casual social gathering, usually for conversation.

[German Klatsch, from klatschen, to gossip, make a sharp noise, of imitative origin.]
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klatch

(klætʃ)
n
another word for kaffeeklatsch
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Women played a critical behind-the-scenes role in spreading the word about conservative causes, holding coffee klatches at which new members for the John Birch Society were recruited, for example.
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Ingano told parents he would return to speak with them in two months at an organized meeting, but invited them to call him for smaller "coffee klatches" if they wanted.
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But I want to hear from all parts of the Department, and I plan to travel monthly and will continue to attend coffee klatches and pizza parties with spouses, and have brown-bag lunches with employees from all of our bureaus.