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clique

 (klĭk, klēk)
n.
A small exclusive group of friends or associates.
intr.v. cliqued, cliqu·ing, cliques Informal
To form, associate in, or act as a clique.

[French, from Old French, latch or from obsolete French cliquer, to click, clink, of imitative origin.]

cliqu′ey, cliqu′y, cliqu′ish adj.
cliqu′ish·ly adv.
cliqu′ish·ness n.

cliquey

(ˈkliːkɪ; ˈklɪkɪ) or

cliquy

adj, -ier or -iest
exclusive, confined to a small group; forming cliques
Translations

cliquey

[ˈkliːkɪ] ADJexclusivista
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