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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

Full Definition of clique

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

cliqu·ey play \ˈklē-kē, ˈkli-\ adjective
cliqu·ish play \ˈkli-kish\ adjective
cliqu·ish·ly adverb
cliqu·ish·ness noun

Examples of clique

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



Origin of clique

French


First Known Use: 1711



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