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

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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