in-group

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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-GROUP Defined for English Language Learners

in-group

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noun

Definition of in-group for English Language Learners

  • : 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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