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clique

play
noun \ˈklēk, ˈklik\

Simple Definition of clique

  • : a small group of people who spend time together and who are not friendly to other people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clique

  1. :  a narrow exclusive circle or group of persons; especially :  one held together by common interests, views, or purposes

cliquey play \ˈklē-kē, ˈkli-\ adjective
cliquish play \ˈkli-kish\ adjective
cliquishly adverb
cliquishness noun

Examples of clique in a sentence

  1. <that clique refuses to even talk to outsiders at their lunch table>



Origin of clique

French


First Known Use: 1711


CLIQUE Defined for Kids

clique

play
noun \ˈklēk, ˈklik\

Definition of clique for Students

  1. :  a small group of friends who are not friendly to others





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