The definition of a clique is a small, closed off group of people.(noun)
The popular group in high school is an example of a clique.
See clique in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < OFr cliquer, to make a noise: of echoic orig.
See clique in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French, latch
Origin: or from obsolete French cliquer, to click, clink
Origin: , of imitative origin.
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