noun[treated as singular or plural]
- 1Clients collectively: an upscale clienteleMore example sentences
- Pierson is unapologetic that Winter Harvest tends to serve a more upscale clientele.
- La Scala goes for a very specific ambience: fine dining and an upscale clientele.
- Mrs Shah, who is from Salisbury, said the main clientele would be business people and golfers but they also hope to attract families.
- 1.1The customers of a shop, bar, or place of entertainment: the dancers don’t mix with the clienteleMore example sentences
- As these shops have a regular clientele they are not affected by the parking problem.
- Hunting seasons come and go and competitive shooters are only a small part of most gun shops' clientele.
- Although the audience was made up of a select clientele, there was a reasonable crowd by the time the Silva Surfer hit the stage.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'clientship, patronage'): via French from Latin clientela 'clientship', from cliens, client- (see client).