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Word of the Day
Monday, May 05, 2014

Definitions for coterie

  1. a group of people who associate closely.
  2. an exclusive group; clique.
  3. a group of prairie dogs occupying a communal burrow.

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Citations for coterie
The coterie world of Bloomsbury or the Strand is vicarious, but all reading provides vicarious participation in a social group. Robert DeMaria Jr., Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading, 1997
Sturges also had a brilliant eye for finding unconventional talent, and often cast from the same coterie of quirky actors to makes his films feel textured, like a world of their own. Hampton Stevens, “‘It’s like a Hollywood Ending’: When Judd Apatow Met Graham Parker,” The Atlantic, 2012
Origin of coterie
Coterie is French in origin, originally used to refer to an association of tenant farmers. It entered English in the mid-1700s.