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FloVoyager
12-22-2006, 07:11 AM
Okay, I can't find this anywhere. Anybody know what the individual members of a clique are called? Is there even a name for them? Somehow I don't think it's cliquette, and cliquer isn't in the dictionary. Any thoughts, all you smart and wonderful people out there? :D

Silver King
12-22-2006, 07:34 AM
Cliquer, from French to English, means "to click." I'm not sure if this applies to members of a group, but it's the closest I can find.

Perks
12-22-2006, 07:35 AM
I'm gonna guess 'cliquazoid'.

MajorDrums
12-22-2006, 05:57 PM
Or "freak."

Just kidding. I've only heard of someone being "part of a clique," but never heard of an actual title, though.

alleycat
12-22-2006, 06:06 PM
I think I would just use "member". Or just say that someone is "in the clique".

I know the leader is sometimes called "the queen bee".

Meerkat
12-22-2006, 06:55 PM
a "snob?"

Elodie-Caroline
12-22-2006, 07:51 PM
Minions -- Or sheep... ;)

Pat~
12-22-2006, 08:40 PM
clique-ee?

clique-ette?? (female variety)

Lyra Jean
12-22-2006, 08:45 PM
sheep

Sean D. Schaffer
12-22-2006, 09:23 PM
I've never heard a word based on the word 'clique' to describe a member of one. I have, however, heard the members thereof referred to simply as 'members of a clique'.

I'm sorry I can't be of more help to you, but I do hope you find the answer you're looking for. Good luck to you.

MidnightMuse
12-22-2006, 09:50 PM
I didn't realize there might be a word for the members, other than "members of a clique" (??) If you find one, do let us know :)

jbal
12-23-2006, 05:17 AM
If I read a word that meant that, I wouldn't know what it meant. And apparently no one else would either. May be best not to know?

PattiTheWicked
12-23-2006, 05:18 AM
When I was in high school, they clique-y people were just known by the "types" of clique they were part of: jocks, preps, nerds, band geeks, hoods, punks, and None of the Above.

truelyana
12-23-2006, 05:20 AM
A gangee?

FloVoyager
12-23-2006, 06:01 AM
Well, I don't know for a fact that there is such a word. I just know if I make something up there will turn out to be one. Oh well.

Thanks anyway. :D

truelyana
12-23-2006, 06:03 AM
It happens :D

fanatic
12-23-2006, 06:11 AM
If I read a word that meant that, I wouldn't know what it meant. And apparently no one else would either. May be best not to know?

I second that. To me, a member of a clique is simply a follower of whoever is leading the group. Some other terms that come to mind are heinie-kisser, mini-me and flock. Of course, the term you use depends upon the nature of your book or article. Heinie-kisser doesn't quite mesh for a biography about Mother Theresa. :D

Chandy
12-23-2006, 10:30 AM
I think your best bet is to make up a name for them, if its necessary.

HapiSofi
12-23-2006, 10:46 AM
Okay, I can't find this anywhere. Anybody know what the individual members of a clique are called? There's claquer, a member of a claque; and clique is sometimes held to be interchangeable with claque; but I don't believe there's a word for a member of a clique that's comparable to claquer.

Scarlett_156
12-23-2006, 01:32 PM
Clicker. Duh.