in-group


in–group

noun \ˈin-ˌgrüp\

: a small group of people who share a particular interest or activity and who do not allow other people to join their group

Full Definition of IN-GROUP

1
:  a group with which one feels a sense of solidarity or community of interests — compare out-group
2
:  clique

First Known Use of IN-GROUP

1907

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: ingrowing
Previous Word in the Dictionary: inground
All Words Near: in-group

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up in-group? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).