[ klee-kish, klik-ish ]
/ ˈkli kɪʃ, ˈklɪk ɪʃ /


associating exclusively with the members of one's own clique; clannish.
tending to divide into cliques: a cliquish neighborhood.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a clique: narrow, cliquish notions about art.

Origin of cliquish

First recorded in 1850–55; clique + -ish1

Related forms

cli·quish·ly, adverbcli·quish·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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