: of or relating to a clan <clannish traditions>
: tending to associate only with a select group of similar background or status <a clannish community>
— clan·nish·ly adverb
— clan·nish·ness noun
Examples of CLANNISH
- The college faculty can be pretty clannish, so it's difficult to be an outsider there.
- <a clannish family that can be rather cool to outsiders>
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