clannish

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adjective clan·nish \ˈkla-nish\

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

clannishly

adverb

clannishness

noun

Examples of clannish in a sentence

  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


CLANNISH Defined for English Language Learners

clannish

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adjective clan·nish \ˈkla-nish\

Definition of clannish for English Language Learners

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



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