clientele

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  • IPA(key): /klaɪ.n̩ˈtɛl/, /kliː.ɒnˈtɛl/

Etymology[edit]

From French clientèle, ultimately from Latin cliēns (English client).

Noun[edit]

clientele (usually uncountable, plural clienteles)

  1. The body or class of people who frequent an establishment or purchase a service, especially when considered as forming a more-or-less homogeneous group of clients in terms of values or habits.
    As a sex worker, Helen's clientele encompasses a broad range of different ages, races and social statuses.
    • 1997: Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault, page 34 (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865)
      The bars’ clientèle called Foucault “Herr Doktor”.

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Noun[edit]

clientele f

  1. plural form of clientela