\ ˈklach How to pronounce klatch (audio) , ˈkläch How to pronounce klatch (audio) \
variants: or less commonly klatsch

Definition of klatch

1 : a gathering characterized usually by informal conversation

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Examples of klatch in a Sentence

his klatch of friends hasn't changed all that much since college
Recent Examples on the Web In the klatch of voters watching from their lawn chairs, a woman in a blue windbreaker, maybe in her late twenties, sat ramrod straight, the phone tightly gripped in her hand forgotten for the moment. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Pete Buttigieg’s Undeniable Allure," 4 Oct. 2019 Everyone has a favorite; just ask the guys down at the weekend coffee klatch about the Vector, the Ferrari Enzo, or the Porsche Carrera GT. Hannah Elliottbloomberg, Los Angeles Times, "Have we hit peak supercar?," 9 Sep. 2019 In another, Cannes jury president Melita Toscan du Plantier hobnobbed with Isabelle Hupert and a klatch of distinguished international actresses, and Nicolas bonded with Connelly, Emma Stone, and Sienna Miller. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Takes In Louis Vuitton’s Glittering Cruise Collection In Cannes," 30 May 2018 The boss, who resembles a softer Steve Ballmer, saunters past a klatch of employees chowing down on Aussie-style meat pies. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "The Video Cloud video is not playable.," 26 Feb. 2018 Come gametime Sunday, every football klatch buzzed with talk of Trump, tweets, disrespect. S.l. Price, SI.com, "It's Not Every Day That A U.S. President Declares War on American Sports," 27 Sep. 2017 On the night of the opening ceremony, an anti-Olympics protest that took place near the stadium ended violently, with the police lobbing tear gas at an unruly klatch of demonstrators. Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, "Olympic Revelry Distracts Brazil (Momentarily) From Its Woes," 13 Aug. 2016 The supporting characters that helped Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor is an odd klatch to be sure, but one that works perfectly. Michael Sangiacomo, cleveland.com, "Wonder Woman is a gold standard success on the big screen," 31 May 2017 But a klatch of House Republicans insisted on bringing the thing back to life. Ryan Grim, The Intercept, "Russia Is On TV, But Health Care Was The Central Issue In Montana’s Election," 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of klatch

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for klatch

German Klatsch gossip

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“Klatch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/klatch. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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