“gossip over cups of coffee,” 1877, from German Kaffeeklatsch, from kaffee “coffee” (see coffee) + klatsch “gossip” (see klatsch).
THE living-room in a German household always contains a large sofa at one side of the room, which is the seat of honor accorded a guest. At a Kaffeeklatsch (literally, coffee gossip) the guests of honor are seated on this sofa, and the large round table is wheeled up before them. The other guests seat themselves in chairs about the table. [Mary Alden Hopkins, “A ‘Kaffeeklatsch,'” “Boston Cooking-School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics,” May 1905]
[kah-fee klahch, klach, kaw-] /ˈkɑ fi ˌklɑtʃ, ˌklætʃ, ˈkɔ-/ noun 1. .
[kah-fee-klah-cher, -klach-er, kaw-] /ˈkɑ fiˌklɑ tʃər, -ˌklætʃ ər, ˈkɔ-/ noun 1. a person who participates, especially regularly, in a .
[kaf-er, kah-fer] /ˈkæf ər, ˈkɑ fər/ noun, plural Kaffirs (especially collectively) Kaffir. 1. Disparaging and Offensive. (in South Africa) a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person: originally used of the Xhosa people only. 2. (lowercase) (def 4). 3. (lowercase) Islam. (def 2). /ˈkæfə/ noun (pl) -firs, -fir 1. (taboo) (in southern Africa) […]
- Kaffir beer
noun 1. (South African) a former, taboo name for sorghum beer