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clique

clique

 
 
pronunciation:
klik [or] klIk
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a small, often aggressively exclusive group of friends or associates.
She finally gave up trying to join the clique of "popular" girls at the school.
synonyms:
coterie
similar words:
circle, clan, club, crowd, fraternity, gang, group, sorority
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cliqued, cliques, cliquing
definition: (informal) to form or be part of a clique.
similar words:
gang, group
derivations: cliquey (adj.), cliquy (adj.)