American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small, often select group of persons who associate with one another frequently.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A set or circle of persons who are in the habit of meeting for social, scientific, or literary intercourse, or other purposes; especially, a clique.
- n. A circle of people who associate with one another.
- n. An exclusive group of people, who associate closely for a common purpose; a clique.
- n. A communal burrow of prairie dogs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A set or circle of persons who meet familiarly, as for social, literary, or other purposes; a clique.
- n. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
- French, from Old French, peasant association, from cotier, cottager, from *cote, cottage, possibly of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I think Bush's coterie is wiping its ass with the Star Spangled Banner ....”
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“The record label coterie at least had good reason for putting up a fight to the end.”
“Our little coterie is the object of great envy; we live just as we like, without thinking of other people, which I am not sure here is prudent, but it is pleasant, which is a better thing.”
“Fact is there are people in the Lib Dems who would give many Tories a run for their right wing laissez faire money and Clegg and his coterie are a case in point.”
“This guy and his coterie are a bunch of lunatics, and we cannot just stand by and wring our hands because we think we're too high-minded to get down in the dirt with these scumbags.”
“Our president and his coterie are our protectors, as well as defenders of freedom and democracy.”
“Bi-coastal, Ivy-League trained elites - that is, politicos like Barak Obama - wield great power in American society, but his coterie is a vast minority of the population, and the alliance between elites and non-elites in America is usually tenuous and temporary (not all elites are leftist, of course).”
“Or perhaps the 'loaded language' of which Malkin not alas the wonderful Michelle Malkin complains, just after describing the traditionalist bishops as a 'coterie'.”
“Prince Mcwayizeni Zulu and his "coterie" of Zulu Royal family members should "heed the message before it is too late".”
“The _Athenæum_ takes up the 'Tales from Boccaccio' as if they were worth it, and imputes in an underground way the authorship to the members of the 'coterie' so called -- do you observe _that_?”
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