meet·​up | \ ˈmēt-ˌəp How to pronounce meetup (audio) \
variants: or meet-up
plural meetups or meet-ups

Definition of meetup

: an informal meeting or get-together … people who frequently use their cell phones to communicate with others often do so to arrange face-to-face meetings. "For people that live locally or on campus, I'll text them to arrange a meetup if I want to talk to them and hang out …," [Sydney] Cole said.— Samantha Savery … wanting to believe that their dead loved one is living happily ever after and will be available for meet-ups later on …— Gary J. Whittenberger … nobody finds this impromptu UN meet-up unusual in Miami.— Andrew Nelson often, specifically : a social event for people with shared interests organized through the Meetup Internet service They treat their bodies as guinea pigs and gather in meet-ups and conferences to swap stories—backed by data, of course—about the best ways to lose weight, work more efficiently and get smarter. — Bryan Walsh

First Known Use of meetup

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Meetup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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