so·​ror·​i·​ty | \ sə-ˈrȯr-ə-tē How to pronounce sorority (audio) , -ˈrär- \
plural sororities

Definition of sorority

: 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

She wanted to pledge a sorority.
Recent Examples on the Web Consequently, there is a push to have the potentially life-saving drug available to all on-campus resident advisors and the houses of every sorority and fraternity. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2021 But the days of frat parties and sorority hazings are over. Dr. Augustine Fou, Forbes, 8 May 2021 Hampton ended up joining the same sorority as her aunt, Zeta Phi Beta, part of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, 8 May 2021 The indie horror flick, which centers on a DNA-sequencing sorority president (Lindsay LaVanchy), throws out all the usual tropes and super-gory kills yet also features clever moments and surprisingly emotional touches amid the bloodshed. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 6 May 2021 Libby Rosenberg was one of those competent former sorority girls Julia liked to hire into marketing. Ew Staff,, 27 Apr. 2021 Twenty-year-old Jack Atkins enters season 2 of The Circle as a catfisher, namely a rosé-drinking blonde sorority girl named Emily. Neha Prakash, Marie Claire, 16 Apr. 2021 There’s the frat boy, Jay (Boyd Harris), and the hot sorority girl, Tara (Ashley Lobo), and at some point, Jay is told by the host (Chris Agos), out of nowhere, that his father just had a bout of bladder cancer. Ian Goldstein, Vulture, 16 Mar. 2021 An investigation into the allegations is pending, according the sorority's statement. Michael Reschke, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of sorority

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sorority

Medieval Latin sororitas sisterhood, from Latin soror sister

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20 Jun 2021

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“Sorority.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sorority

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


so·​ror·​i·​ty | \ sə-ˈrȯr-ə-tē How to pronounce sorority (audio) \
plural sororities

Kids Definition of sorority

: a club of girls or women especially at a college


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