adjective see clique

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cliquey — [[t]kli͟ːki[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a group of people or their behaviour as cliquey, you mean they spend their time only with other members of the group and seem unfriendly towards people who are not in the group. ...cliquey …   English dictionary

  • cliquey — also cliquish adjective a cliquey organization, club etc has a lot of cliques or is controlled by them: That tennis club is too cliquey for my liking …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cliquey — adjective Having the characteristics of a clique Do not form clubs on the playground that dont include everyone theyre cliquey and mean …   Wiktionary

  • cliquey — cliqu|ey [ˈkli:ki] adj also cliqu|ish [ˈkli:kıʃ] a cliquey organization, club etc has a lot of cliques or is controlled by them used to show disapproval …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cliquey — adj. exclusive, closed, unwelcoming to newcomers (of a group of people, also spelled cliquey) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cliquey — clique ► NOUN ▪ a small group of people who spend time together and do not readily allow others to join them. DERIVATIVES cliquey adjective cliquish adjective. ORIGIN French, from Old French cliquer make a noise …   English terms dictionary

  • cliquey — See clique. * * * …   Universalium

  • cliquey — cliqu|ey [ kliki ] adjective INFORMAL behaving like a clique …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cliquey — cli·quey …   English syllables

  • cliquey — UK [ˈkliːkɪ] / US [ˈklɪkɪ] adjective informal behaving like a clique …   English dictionary

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