noun \ˈkō-tə-(ˌ)rē, ˌkō-tə-ˈ\

: a small group of people who are interested in the same thing and who usually do not allow other people to join the group

Full Definition of COTERIE

:  an intimate and often exclusive group of persons with a unifying common interest or purpose

Examples of COTERIE

  1. her coterie of fellow musicians
  2. His films are admired by a small coterie of critics.

Origin of COTERIE

French, from Middle French, tenants, from Old French cotier cotter, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English cot hut
First Known Use: 1738

Rhymes with COTERIE


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