1An informal social gathering at which coffee is served.
- Appearances at coffee shops and kaffeeklatsches have symbolic import, and hardworking office holders are still sometimes seen at town meeting-type events.
- I first came across this when there was a group of middle-aged women using the ultra-hip word.com bulletin boards as a kind of online kaffeeklatsch.
- It's more kaffeeklatsch among the reporters arriving at 8: 30 to claim their seats than circus.
German, from Kaffee 'coffee' + Klatsch 'gossip'.
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