Origin of clientele
Examples from the Web for clientele
With this sophisticated tone set, the shop opened and developed a clientele.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo|Felice Picano|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over time, the clientele began to shift and their cargo needs evolved.The American Ebola Rescue Plan Hinges on One Company. Meet Phoenix.|Abby Haglage|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wisely, we did, and then made for a small café that served a clientele of recently stranded refugees.
The clientele enjoy participating in the affluent ambiance that the music projects.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love|Ted Gioia|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Naomi and I are quite close,” said Williams, who has since added Suki Waterhouse and Emily Mortimer as clientele.Celebrity Stylists Dish About Dressing for the Oscars|Erin Cunningham|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is possible through such a market to build up a clientele of buyers who will return for further purchases.A Living from the Land|William B. Duryee
Our clientele is already provided by the patrons of our institutions.
These dispatches were always available to the Scheftels corporation and its clientele.My Adventures with Your Money|George Graham Rice
The clientele formed its own opinion of the cause of this, her only such condescension.The Incomplete Amorist|E. Nesbit
You may even attain to quite a fashionable practice,—or clientele, which is it?From the Housetops|George Barr McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for clientele
Word Origin for clientele
Word Origin and History for clientele
1560s, "body of professed adherents," from French clientèle (16c.), from Latin clientela "relationship between dependent and patron, body of clients," from clientem (nominative cliens; see client). Meaning "customers, those who regularly patronize a business or professional" is from 1857, perhaps a reborrowing from French (it was used in English in italics as a foreign word from 1836).