klatsch \ KLAHCH \ , noun;
1. A casual gathering of people, esp. for refreshments and informal conversation.
This morning, in order to finish a set of essays in time to hand them back and discuss them in his eleven o’clock class, he had to resist his desire to be part of the klatsch .
— John Wheatcroft, The Beholder’s Eye
I guess the boys at the conspiracy klatsch couldn’t figure how else a woman could afford a car like mine.”
— Alistair Boyle, The unlucky seven: a Gil Yates private investigator novel
Klatsch comes from the German word for “gossip.”