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Meaning of COTERIE

Pronunciation:  'kowtur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

COTERIE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: camp, clique, ingroup, inner circle, pack
 See Also: band, Bloomsbury Group, cabal, camarilla, circle, faction, galere, hard core, junta, junto, loop, lot, maffia, mafia, rogue's gallery, sect, set



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Co`te*rie"\ (k?`te-r?"; 277), n. [F., prob. from OF.
coterie servile tenure, fr. colier cotter; of German origin.
See 1st {Cot}.]
A set or circle of persons who meet familiarly, as for
social, literary, or other purposes; a clique. ``The queen of
your coterie.'' --Thackeray.

Thesaurus Terms
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