English version

clique

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcliqueclique /kliːk/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š GROUP OF PEOPLEa small group of people who think they are special and do not want other people to join them – used to show disapprovalclique of πŸ”Š a ruling clique of officials πŸ”Š the cliques formed by high school students
Examples from the Corpus
cliqueβ€’ His flat became a haven for a clique of young men of similar tastes whom the war had thrown together in Cairo.β€’ Most of the kids were friendly, apart from a clique of girls who came from rich families.β€’ a clique of literary friends who thought they were so superiorβ€’ Each clique treated the establishment as its club and took no notice at all of anyone outside the charmed circle.β€’ So, even moderate fame still eluded him, and Nicholson remained unknown outside of a small Hollywood clique.β€’ There was a really heavy little clique, the same ones that ousted the governor.β€’ Admittedly, they went to North Carolina as a fractious team with too many cliques.
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