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Related to cliquishly: cliquey
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.
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