variants or less commonly klatsch
: a gathering characterized usually by informal conversation

Examples of klatch in a Sentence

his klatch of friends hasn't changed all that much since college
Recent Examples on the Web The surging popularity of SmartLess, the Arnett-Bateman-Hayes klatch, often comes up as an example with its chummy celebrity interviews routinely making headlines in entertainment trade publications. Vulture, 22 Sep. 2022 And a klatch of daddy bloggers was trying to cajole the nation’s leading online retailer into making its parent-discount program more inclusive for men. Daniel Engber, The Atlantic, 7 June 2022 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,, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 26 Feb. 2018

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Word History


German Klatsch gossip

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of klatch was in 1941

Dictionary Entries Near klatch

Cite this Entry

“Klatch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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