Dr. Goodword wrote: . . .
Clitics are unaccented particles that attach themselves to words at the beginning (proclitics) or end of phrases (enclitics) very much like the way affixes attach themselves to words.
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Looks to me as if The Good Doctor just found a possible GWOTD: clitic.
IN PLAY: The rock band was surrounded by groupies that clung like clitics to a phrase, the difference being that while proclitics and enclitics serve to help a phrase convey its meaning, the groupies' proclivities were to serve no useful purpose whatsoever.