- The definition of a coterie is a group of people with similar interests.
An example of a coterie is a group of athletes.
coterie definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French origin, originally , organization of peasants holding land from a feudal lord ; from Old French cotier, cotter
coterie definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French, from Old French, peasant association, from cotier, cottager, from *cote, cottage, possibly of Germanic origin.