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 The film followed a perky sorority sister attempting to win back her ex-boyfriend by getting a law degree from Harvard University while remaining relentlessly upbeat. Zack Sharf, Variety, 1 Aug. 2022 Kaylin Jones, a senior at IUPUI, was invited to the walk by a Delta Sigma Theta sorority sister. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Jan. 2022 Viewers bristled when Amanda Seales, who is not a sorority sister in real life, appeared in Alpha Kappa Alpha’s signature pink and green. Cate Young, Vulture, 2 Nov. 2021 At a men’s basketball game, he was seated in the same row as the former Jan Peterson, who was Ms. Guenther’s younger sorority sister. Edward Lee,, 24 Oct. 2021 The reputation of Daniella and her clients proves problematic to LA law enforcement, forcing her to be at odds with her sorority sister turned nemesis. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 24 Aug. 2021 One sorority sister’s husband died very unexpectedly. Julie Beck, The Atlantic, 6 Aug. 2021 The word eventually spread, and now Murray Hill Market contracts with 10 fraternity and sorority houses, providing between 150 and 180 meals a night over a 15-week semester, along with breakfast foods and snacks. cleveland, 11 May 2022 Emma discovers the dangers and feelings of alienation and isolation, as well as difficulties to forge romantic bonds, while also finding a form of sorority, grace, and power in this underground environment. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 24 May 2022 See More

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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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7 Aug 2022

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“Sorority.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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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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