Definition of clientele noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

clientele

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkliːənˈtel//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌklaɪənˈtel//
 
[singular + singular or plural verb]
 
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all the customers or clients of a shop/store, restaurant, organization, etc. an international clientele an important media event which is bound to attract a new clientele Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘clientship, patronage’): via French from Latin clientela ‘clientship’, from cliens, client-, variant of cluens ‘heeding’, from cluere ‘hear or obey’.Extra examples It takes time to build (up) a clientele. The boutique caters for a rather select clientele. The restaurant has a large regular clientele. The facilities appeal to an international clientele. This is an important media event which is bound to attract a new clientele.
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