An example of a coterie is a group of athletes.
Origin of coterieFr, origin, originally , organization of peasants holding land from a feudal lord ; from Old French cotier, cotter
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.