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cliquish

[klee-kish, klik-ish] /ˈkli kɪʃ, ˈklɪk ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
associating exclusively with the members of one's own clique; clannish.
2.
tending to divide into cliques:
a cliquish neighborhood.
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a clique:
narrow, cliquish notions about art.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; clique + -ish1
Related forms
cliquishly, adverb
cliquishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cliquishness

cliquish

adj.

1839, from clique + -ish. Related: Cliquishly; cliquishness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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