Origin of coterieFr, origin, originally , organization of peasants holding land from a feudal lord from Old French cotier, cotter
The definition of a coterie is a group of people with similar interests.
An example of a coterie is a group of athletes.
A small, often select group of persons who associate with one another frequently.
Origin of coterieFrench from Old French peasant association from cotier cottager from cote cottage possibly of Germanic origin
- A circle of people who associate with one another.
- The new junior employee joined our merry after-hours coterie.
- An exclusive group of people, who associate closely for a common purpose; a clique.
- A tightly-knit coterie of executive powerbrokers made all the real decisions in the company.
- A communal burrow of prairie dogs.
- The coterie was located in the middle of our wheat field.
- The coterie of ice climbers was beginning to gather on the front porch.
- Between 1880 and 1890 an artistic coterie grew up here, the leaders of which were Edwin Harris, Walter Langley, Fred Hall, Frank Bramley, T.
- A tariff bill introduced in the House by William Lyne Wilson (1843-1900), of West Virginia, chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means, was so amended in the Senate, through the instrumentality of Senator Arthur Pue Gorman and a coterie of anti-administration democratic senators, that when the bill eventually came before him, although unwilling to veto it, the president signified his dissatisfaction with its too high rates by allowing it to become a law without his signature.
- In this little coterie the ants are beyond question the models towards which the bug and the grasshopper have converged in appearance.
- Much of Holbach's fame is due to his intimate connexion with the brilliant coterie of bold thinkers and polished wits whose creed, the new philosophy, is concentrated in the famous Encyclopedie.