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Meaning of “clique” in the English Dictionary

"clique" in British English

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cliquenoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /kliːk/  us   /klɪk/ disapproving
a ​smallgroup of ​people who ​spendtheirtime together and do not ​welcome other ​people into that ​group: Our ​golfclub is ​run by a very ​unfriendly clique (ofpeople). There's a clique at ​work that never ​talks/who never ​talk to anyone ​else.
(Definition of clique from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cliquenoun [C]

 us   /klik, klɪk/
a ​smallgroup of ​people who ​spendtime together and do not ​want other ​people to ​join the ​group
(Definition of clique from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “clique”
in Spanish camarilla…
in Vietnamese đám…
in Malaysian klik…
in Thai กลุ่มคนที่สมาคมเฉพาะพวกของตน…
in French clique…
in German die Clique…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小集团,小圈子, 派系…
in Turkish hizip grubu, klik…
in Russian клика…
in Indonesian klik…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小集團,小圈子, 派系…
in Polish klika…
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