klatch

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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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208) (16) ...diese Familie, geradezu hermetisch von allen anderen abgeschlossen, die einzige in der Stadt ist, die, sogar mit einen ubertriebenen Gastlichkeit den Fremden offenstehet und daher nur ausersehen ist, die Zielscheibe des Klatsches und des Skandals zu sein, den die andern Familien gegen sie anzetteln.
For example, one of the study's respondents says, "Go have a beer with your colleague," and another tells the story of one organization that helps to build these internal relationships "by holding executive coffee events three times a week." These coffee klatsches are now "a hugely successful part of the corporate DNA" and have helped to promote security convergence.
And, with MEA training, these teachers and ESPs are running "coffee klatsches" to tell Kenowa Hills residents of the real issues in bargaining: demands for salary/health care concessions from an employer that sits on a rainy day fund exceeding 15 percent.
We live in a world of coffee tables, coffee cake and coffee klatsches. When was the last time you shot the breeze with a co-worker while on your hot chocolate break?
(Azima later became a large donor to the Democratic Party, thereby winning himself three White House coffee klatsches in 1995 and 1996.) Anthony Sykes, who ran in royal circles thanks to his marriage to the sister of the Duke of Devonshire, sometimes traveled abroad to meet with potential customers.
You win because combining a formal and informal information flow program (walk-arounds, small luncheons or kaffee klatsches, in-house focus groups or polling) can bring you several results: visibility, credibility, often buy-in and, most important for you, immediate, unfiltered feedback.
He attended at least two of the infamous White House coffee klatsches. Irion was also an invitee, attending a coffee hosted by Gore in November of 1995.