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English definition of “clique”

clique

noun [C, + sing/pl verb]     /kliːk/ US  /klɪk/ disapproving
a small group of people who spend their time together and do not welcome other people into that group : Our golf club is run by a very unfriendly clique (of people ). There's a clique at work that never talks /who never talk to anyone else .Groups of people
(Definition of clique noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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