Definition of cliquey adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cliquey

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈkliːki//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkliːki//
 
(also cliquish
BrE BrE//ˈkliːkɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkliːkɪʃ//
 
)
(disapproving)
 
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tending to form a clique; controlled by cliques He found the school very cliquey and elitist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cliquey