in-group

noun
\ˈin-ˌgrüp \

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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in-group

noun

English Language Learners Definition of in-group

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

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