\ 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 Gridiron great Ronnie Lott and his wife, Karen Lott, scored a touchdown by joining forces with the Vault to host the 555 California Street Tree Lighting Celebration and culinary klatch benefiting All Stars Helping Kids. Catherine Bigelow, SFChronicle.com, "Ronnie and Karen Lott, Joe Montana and other All Stars dazzle at tree lighting to help kids," 10 Dec. 2019 There are the Democrats — a klatch of women in white, black legislators in African stoles, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) with her colorful headwrap swirling high. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "Congressional Democrats wore their white hot fury to the State of the Union," 5 Feb. 2020 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

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/klatch. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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