Definitions for cliqueklik, klɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cliqueklik, klɪk(n.; v.)cliqued, cli•quing.

  1. (n.)a small, exclusive group of people; coterie; set.

  2. (v.i.)to form or associate in a clique.

Origin of clique:

1705–15; < F, appar. metaphorical use of MF clique latch, or n. der. of cliquer to make noise

cli′quish•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp(noun)

    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

Wiktionary

  1. clique(Noun)

    A small, exclusive group of individuals; cabal

    This school used to be really friendly, but now everyone keeps to their own cliques.

  2. clique(Noun)

    A subgraph isomorphic to a complete graph.

    The problem of finding the largest clique in an arbitrary graph is NP-complete.

  3. clique(Noun)

    A group of related web sites that link to each other, like a webring but with exclusive membership determined by the clique owner.

  4. Origin: From clique

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clique(verb)

    a narrow circle of persons associated by common interests or for the accomplishment of a common purpose; -- generally used in a bad sense

  2. Clique(verb)

    to To associate together in a clannish way; to act with others secretly to gain a desired end; to plot; -- used with together

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. clique

    Friendship gone to seed.

Freebase

  1. Adolescent cliques

    Adolescent cliques are cliques that develop amongst adolescents. In the social sciences, the word "clique" is used to describe a group of 2 to 12 "persons who interact with each other more regularly and intensely than others in the same setting." Cliques are distinguished from "crowds" in that their members interact with one another. Crowds, on the other hand, are defined by reputation. Although the word 'clique' or 'cliquey' is often used in day-to-day conversation to describe relational aggression or snarky, gossipy behaviors of groups of socially dominant teenage girls, that is not scientifically accurate. Interacting with cliques is part of normative social development regardless of gender, ethnicity, or popularity. Although cliques are most commonly studied during adolescence and middle childhood, they exist in all age groups.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

clique(noun)

a group of people who are friendly with each other but exclude others

the golf-club clique.

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