klatsch

Related to klatsch: klatch

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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klatsch

or klatch

(klɑtʃ, klætʃ)

n.
a casual gathering, as for conversation.
[1950–55; < German Klatsch chitchat, gossip]
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