Coterie vs Troupe - What's the difference?

coterie | troupe |

As nouns the difference between coterie and troupe

is that coterie is a circle of people who associate with one another while troupe is a company of, often touring, actors, singers or dancers.

As a verb troupe is

to tour with a troupe.




(en noun)
  • A circle of people who associate with one another.
  • The new junior employee joined our merry after-hours coterie .
  • An exclusive group of people, who associate closely for a common purpose; a clique.
  • A tightly-knit coterie of executive powerbrokers made all the real decisions in the company.
  • A communal burrow of prairie dogs.
  • The coterie was located in the middle of our wheat field.
  • * 2000 , Edward O. Wilson, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis , page 473:
  • The population of each coterie' constantly changes over a period of a few months or years, by death, birth, and emigration. But the ' coterie boundary remains about the same, being learned by each prairie dog born into it.
  • * 2001 , Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, The Emperor's Embrace: The Evolution of Fatherhood :
  • The odd part of prairie dog life is that this friendly state exists only among the members of each coterie', and does not extend between ' coteries .
  • * 2009 , Miriam Aronin, The Prairie Dog's Town: A Perfect Hideaway , page 22:
  • The Town Grows Young prairie dogs in a coterie are brothers and sisters. They have the same father and sometimes the same mother. To find a mate from a different family, young prairie dogs must travel to a new area.




    (en noun)
  • A company of, often touring, actors, singers or dancers.
  • Any group of people working together on a shared activity.
  • Verb

  • To tour with a troupe.
  • Derived terms

    * trouper * super trouper

    See also