- The definition of a clique is a small, closed off group of people.
The popular group in high school is an example of a clique.
Origin: French ; from Old French cliquer, to make a noise: of echoic origin, originally
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Origin: French, from Old French, latch or from obsolete French cliquer, to click, clink, of imitative origin.
- cliquˈey, cliquˈy, cliquˈish adjective
- cliquˈish·ly adverb
- cliquˈish·ness noun