Definition of clique noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

clique

 noun
noun
NAmE//klik//
 
, NAmE//klɪk//
 
(often disapproving)
 
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a small group of people who spend their time together and do not allow others to join them The club is dominated by a small clique of intellectuals.
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