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clannish

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adjective clan·nish \ˈkla-nish\

Simple Definition of clannish

  • : not showing interest in people who are not part of your group or who are not similar to you

Full Definition of clannish

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a clan <clannish traditions>

  2. 2 :  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

  1. The college faculty can be pretty clannish, so it's difficult to be an outsider there.

  2. <a clannish family that can be rather cool to outsiders>



1776

First Known Use of clannish

1776

Rhymes with clannish



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