What does clientele mean?

Definitions for clientele
ˌklaɪ ənˈtɛl, ˌkli ɑn-clien·tele

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clientele, patronage, businessnoun

    customers collectively

    "they have an upper class clientele"


  1. clientelenoun

    The body or class of people who frequent an establishment or purchase a service, especially when considered as forming a more-or-less homogeneous group of clients in terms of values or habits.

    Helen is a prostitute, but her clientele is a broad mix of different ages, races and social statuses.

  2. Etymology: From clientèle, ultimately from cliens (English client).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Clientelenoun

    The condition or office of a client. A word scarcely used.

    Etymology: clientela, Lat.

    There’s Varus holds good quarters with him;
    And, under the pretext of clientele,
    Will be admitted. Ben Jonson, Catiline.


  1. clientele

    In sales, commerce, and economics, a customer (sometimes known as a client, buyer, or purchaser) is the recipient of a good, service, product or an idea - obtained from a seller, vendor, or supplier via a financial transaction or exchange for money or some other valuable consideration.


  1. clientele

    Clientele refers to the group of customers or clients that a business or organization serves. It refers to the individuals or organizations that regularly or potentially utilize the services, products, or guidance provided by the business or organization. Clientele can vary based on various factors such as demographics, preferences, needs, and purchasing power.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clientelenoun

    the condition or position of a client; clientship

  2. Clientelenoun

    the clients or dependents of a nobleman of patron

  3. Clientelenoun

    the persons who make habitual use of the services of another person; one's clients, collectively; as, the clientele of a lawyer, doctor, notary, etc

  4. Etymology: [L. clientela: cf. F. clientle.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clientele in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clientele in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of clientele in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Berk:

    The clientele for a Birkin or Kelly handbag suddenly wasn't traveling, buying a house or a Bentley, she had a lot of cash and needed to park it in an indulgence.

  2. Gurmeet Tuli:

    My main clientele is young people who come here to study, they find work here and settle down, fall in love and want to get married, i have not sold a single diamond ring in the past two months.

  3. Moe Girton:

    [ Gossip Grill's clientele ] just didn't have the resources. we really felt that pinch of being economically more challenged than the boys' bar.

  4. Dennis Hof:

    We have some of the richest men in the world coming in and out of my brothels our high dollar clientele is accustomed to getting anything they want here, so when I started hearing requests from them to look into accepting Bitcoin, I took those suggestions very seriously.

  5. Loraine Maurer:

    If you don’t like your job, it’s a job, but I love it, the people, the clientele, that’s why I stuck with it.

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