Definition of kaffeeklatsch in English:

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kaffeeklatsch

Pronunciation: /ˈkafāˌklaCH/

noun

1An informal social gathering at which coffee is served.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1Talking or gossip at an informal gathering where coffee is served.
Example sentences
  • I was talking with Allen Ginsberg over kaffeeklatsch some time in the late 80's the first time I heard the mention of Charles Plymell.

Origin

German, from Kaffee 'coffee' + Klatsch 'gossip'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: kaf·fee·klatsch

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