Definitions for "Cliques"
small, exclusive groups of people.
A close group of friends that is exclusive; not all people who would like to join are accepted. Members of cliques share similar interests and goals. Cliques can be seen as powerful, often including the most popular kids and attracting attention from classmates. To gain power, clique leaders often switch back and forth between making their “followers” – clique members – feel good and then cutting them down. Read more about cliques.
In the study of peer relations, small groups of friends who share activities and confidences; see crowds.
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