sorority

noun
so·​ror·​i·​ty | \sə-ˈrȯr-ə-tē, -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.

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Kappa Kappa Gamma's national branch told Yahoo Lifestyle that the sorority has reached out to the members accused of the racist behavior. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "A University of New Mexico Sorority Is Under Investigation After Racist Comments Were Allegedly Made at a Campus Event," 25 Sep. 2018 Churches are under attack, sororities are being gender-neutral. Fox News, "Greg Gutfeld: As Trump disproves naysayers, they cling to tapes," 28 July 2018 The sorority, which is part of a larger international network of women committed to service in their communities, has been giving out water to Flint residents consistently since the crisis began in 2014. Rebecca Bratek, CBS News, "Local sorority raises $20,000 to help Flint's water crisis," 14 June 2018 The Delta Gamma chapter at the University of Miami was suspended after the Dean of Students Office received reports that the sorority had violated alcohol and hazing policies, the university said. Katie Reilly, Time, "Miami and Pittsburgh Sororities Suspended Amid Hazing Investigations," 1 Mar. 2018 The sorority identified the two women in the photo as members. Allyson Chiu, Washington Post, "George Washington adopts mandatory diversity training for incoming students," 7 Feb. 2018 Their organizations together represent nearly 100 fraternities and sororities nationwide. John Rogers, The Seattle Times, "Parents, Frat leaders launch national anti-hazing effort," 11 Sep. 2018 On May 12, for example, members of a black sorority were questioned by a state trooper while picking up litter on a Pennsylvania highway. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., OrlandoSentinel.com, "Woman threatens to call police on 8-year-old selling water for trip to Disneyland," 24 June 2018 On May 12, for example, members of a black sorority were questioned by a state trooper while picking up litter on a Pennsylvania highway. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., chicagotribune.com, "Woman threatens to call police on 8-year-old selling water for a trip to Disneyland," 24 June 2018

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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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sorority

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sorority

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

sorority

noun
so·​ror·​i·​ty | \sə-ˈrȯr-ə-tē \
plural sororities

Kids Definition of sorority

: a club of girls or women especially at a college

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