Clique clique clique

With Jay-Z & Kanye’s “Clique” on the radio I finally remembered to look up something that I’ve been wondering for a while: the difference between clique and claque.

Literally, a claque is a group of paid admirers. As used more commonly, it refers to sycophants. A clique is a faction that excludes others; it does not always refer to sycophants.

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