Definition of coterie
- a coterie of artists
- a coterie of astronomers
her coterie of fellow musicians
His films are admired by a small coterie of critics.
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First Known Use: 1738See Words from the same year
: a small group of people who are interested in the same thing and who usually do not allow other people to join the group
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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