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

Examples of meetup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neue Klasse und Kaffee Stop by Loma Coffee Bar on Feb. 17 between 8 and 11 a.m. to join a monthly meetup for vintage car owners and enthusiasts. Isha Trivedi, The Mercury News, 13 Feb. 2024 In its 23rd year, Fortune Brainstorm has evolved from a small meetup into a buzzing community. John Hall, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 The families organized a meetup on Jan. 11 to return the Bible to the McKnights, who are from Porter Corners, part of Saratoga County in eastern New York. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 19 Jan. 2024 The Saturday meetup was the first time that Dianne had seen Nizamodeen since his Old Bailey trial in 1970, per the outlet. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 29 Jan. 2024 That meetup was just a month after they were first spotted boarding a flight together in May. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 8 Jan. 2024 Today, the ranks of the Mutual UFO Network of Connecticut have swelled from six to nearly 100, and the meetups are happening in broad daylight. Alexander Saeedy, WSJ, 8 Jan. 2024 Part of the prize is a meetup with renowned documentarian Ken Burns. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Jan. 2024 Even worse, ProPublica found a number of alleged armed robberies and murders had occurred in relation to Facebook Marketplace meetups. Amanda Hoover, WIRED, 22 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meetup was in 1900

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“Meetup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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