Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of a clan.
  • adjective Inclined to cling together as a group and exclude outsiders.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to a clan; closely united, like a clan; disposed to adhere closely, as the members of a clan.
  • Imbued with the prejudices, feelings, sentiments, etc., peculiar to clans; somewhat narrow or restricted in range of social interest and feeling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a clan; closely united, like a clan; disposed to associate only with one's clan or clique; actuated by the traditions, prejudices, habits, etc., of a clan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, of related to a clan.
  • adjective Socially exclusive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characteristic of a clan especially in being unified
  • adjective befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior

Etymologies

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clan +‎ -ish

Examples

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  • I want this to be like a knish, but it just isn't.

    May 1, 2008

  • You just have to sneeze when you start saying it.

    May 1, 2008