a group of people who associate closely.
an exclusive group; clique.
a group of prairie dogs occupying a communal burrow.
The coterie world of Bloomsbury or the Strand is vicarious, but all reading provides vicarious participation in a social group.
— Robert DeMaria Jr. , Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading , 1997
Sturges also had a brilliant eye for finding unconventional talent, and often cast from the same coterie of quirky actors to makes his films feel textured, like a world of their own.
— Hampton Stevens , “‘It’s like a Hollywood Ending’: When Judd Apatow Met Graham Parker,” The Atlantic , 2012
Coterie is French in origin, originally used to refer to an association of tenant farmers. It entered English in the mid-1700s.