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|ˈklēkē, ˈklikē|

adjective ( cliquier , cliquiest )

(of a group or place) tending to form or hold exclusive groups and so not welcoming to outsiders: a cliquey school.




(esp. in prehistoric times) a person who lived in a cave.

  • A hermit.
  • A person who is regarded as being deliberately ignorant or old-fashioned.

ORIGIN: late 15th cent.: via Latin from Greek trōglodutēs, alteration of the name of an Ethiopian people, influenced by trōglē 'hole.'