Definition of cliquey in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklēkē/
Pronunciation: /ˈklikē/

adjective (cliquier, cliquiest)

(Of a group or place) tending to form or hold exclusive groups and so not welcoming to outsiders: a cliquey school
More example sentences
  • They are insular, cliquey and clannish, yet they worm their way into the highest positions of power in their adopted countries.
  • I don't mean this in an elitist or cliquey way, for there can surely be no elite or clique in Manchester.
  • Amy, 12, fell victim to her cliquey friends and admits in total embarrassment, ‘I joined in on it.’

Words that rhyme with cliquey

beaky, cheeky, cock-a-leekie, creaky, freaky, Geikie, Kon-Tiki, Leakey, leaky, peaky, reeky, sleeky, sneaky, squeaky, streaky, Thessaloníki, tiki, tzatziki

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Syllabification: cli·quey

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