Definition of coterie in English:

coterie

Syllabification: co·te·rie
Pronunciation: /ˈkōtərē, ˌkōtəˈrē
 
/

noun (plural coteries)

A small group of people with shared interests or tastes, especially one that is exclusive of other people: a coterie of friends and advisers
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  • Once again they are superb at building a picture of the times, especially the foment of ideas and information that found fertile ground in the coteries and cliques of Restoration coffee-shop culture.
  • The contestants primp and preen, surrounded by clucking coteries of friends and parents.
  • These are questions that are no longer restricted to a small coterie of people who are ‘interested in politics’.
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Origin

early 18th century: from French, earlier denoting an association of tenants, based on Middle Low German kote 'cote'.

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