clique

play
noun \ˈklēk, ˈklik\

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 and Etymology of clique

French


First Known Use: 1711


CLIQUE Defined for English Language Learners

clique

play
noun \ˈklēk, ˈklik\

Definition of clique for English Language Learners

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


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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