clanny

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

clan +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

clanny (comparative more clanny, superlative most clanny)

  1. clannish; socially exclusive
    • 1991, Gerald Lynch, Roughnecks, Drillers, and Tool Pushers (page 35)
      They were a clanny bunch who favored each other for jobs []
    • 2004, Karin M. Ekström, Helene Brembeck, Elusive Consumption (page 63)
      Each time I use a personal pronoun, I hear a mafioso echo, a clanny, insular, hegemonic reverberation []