Definition of coterie noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

coterie

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈkoʊt̮əri//
 
(formal)(often disapproving)
 
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a small group of people who have the same interests and do things together but do not like to include others her little coterie of friends and advisers a literary coterie
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