out-group

noun
\ ˈau̇t-ˌgrüp How to pronounce out-group (audio) \

Definition of out-group

: a group that is distinct from one's own and so usually an object of hostility or dislike — compare in-group sense 1

First Known Use of out-group

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Out-group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out-group. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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