Coterie vs Troupe - What's the difference?
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.
A circle of people who associate with one another.
An exclusive group of people, who associate closely for a common purpose; a clique.
- The new junior employee joined our merry after-hours coterie .
A communal burrow of prairie dogs.
- A tightly-knit coterie of executive powerbrokers made all the real decisions in the company.
* 2000 , Edward O. Wilson, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis , page 473:
- The coterie was located in the middle of our wheat field.
* 2001 , Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, The Emperor's Embrace: The Evolution of Fatherhood :
- 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.
* 2009 , Miriam Aronin, The Prairie Dog's Town: A Perfect Hideaway , page 22:
- 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 .
- 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.
A company of, often touring, actors, singers or dancers.
Any group of people working together on a shared activity.
To tour with a troupe.
* super trouper