- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkəʊtəɹi/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkoʊtəɹi/, /ˌkoʊtəˈɹi/, [ˈkoʊɾəɹi], [ˌkoʊɾəˈɹi]
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coterie (plural coteries)
- A circle of people who associate with one another for a common purpose.
- Synonym: clique
- The new junior employee joined our merry after-hours coterie.
- A tightly knit coterie of executive powerbrokers made all the real decisions in the company.
- 2011 March 7, Brooks Barnes; Bill Carter; Michael Cieply, “Sheen Is Surrounded by a Coterie of Enablers”, in The New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331:
- In the case of a crack-smoking, prostitute-frequenting Mr. Sheen, many people in Hollywood say there is a long list of enablers: managers and agents and publicists; a coterie of assistants and party buddies; prostitutes, drug dealers and sex film stars; and the tabloid media, which have fed on Mr. Sheen’s antics for years.
- 2016 March 3, David Thomson, “Biggest lesson of the 2016 Oscars? The Academy should be scrapped”, in The Guardian:
- So the thought of closing the Academy is not based in malice; the action might prove enlightening and refreshing. The old club coterie has very little excuse, and its loss would leave few casualties.
- A communal burrow of prairie dogs.
- The coterie was located in the middle of our wheat field.
- 2000, Edward O. Wilson, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, page 473:
- The population of each coterie constantly changes over a period of a few months or years, by death, birth, and emigration. But the coterie boundary remains about the same, being learned by each prairie dog born into it.
- 2001, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, The Emperor's Embrace: The Evolution of Fatherhood:
- The odd part of prairie dog life is that this friendly state exists only among the members of each coterie, and does not extend between coteries.
- 2009, Miriam Aronin, The Prairie Dog's Town: A Perfect Hideaway, page 22:
- Young prairie dogs in a coterie are brothers and sisters. They have the same father and sometimes the same mother. To find a mate from a different family, young prairie dogs must travel to a new area.
circle of associates — See also translations at clique
- Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “coterie”, in Online Etymology Dictionary
- “coterie”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
coterie f (plural coteries)
- (historical) feudal community of peasants
- (figuratively, also derogatory) coterie, clique, cabal (small, exclusive group of individuals advancing shared interests)
- esprit de coterie ― (please add an English translation of this usage example)
- coterie politique ― (please add an English translation of this usage example)
- coterie littéraire ― (please add an English translation of this usage example)
- “coterie” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- coterie on the French Wikipedia.Wikipedia fr
coterie f (plural coterii)
Declension of coterie