Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

sorority

play
noun so·ror·i·ty \sə-ˈrȯr-ə-tē, -ˈrär-\

Simple Definition of sorority

  • : an organization of female students at a U.S. college

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sorority

plural

sororities

  1. :  a club of women; specifically :  a women's student organization formed chiefly for social purposes and having a name consisting of Greek letters

Examples of sorority in a sentence

  1. She wanted to pledge a sorority.



Origin and Etymology of sorority

Medieval Latin sororitas sisterhood, from Latin soror sister


First Known Use: 1900

Rhymes with sorority


SORORITY Defined for Kids

sorority

play
noun so·ror·i·ty \sə-ˈrȯr-ə-tē\

Definition of sorority for Students

plural

sororities

  1. :  a club of girls or women especially at a college





Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

the lowest point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

fox-in-summer-forest

Which of these is a synonym of inchoate?

massive formless frightening experimental
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ