Definition of coterie
: an intimate and often exclusive group of persons with a unifying common interest or purpose a coterie of artists a coterie of astronomers
Examples of coterie in a Sentence
her coterie of fellow musicians
His films are admired by a small coterie of critics.
Recent Examples of coterie from the Web
In the nineties, a coterie of business figures built corporate empires that had little loyalty to the state.
The I-Corps class will be modeled on a Stanford engineering class called Lean LaunchPad that was taught earlier this year by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank and a coterie of entrepreneurial thought leaders, technologists and venture capitalists.
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Origin and Etymology of coterie
French, from Middle French, tenants, from Old French cotier cotter, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English cot hut
First Known Use: 1738See Words from the same year
COTERIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coterie for English Language Learners
: 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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