sub·​so·​cial ˌsəb-ˈsō-shəl How to pronounce subsocial (audio)
: incompletely social
especially : tending to associate gregariously but lacking fixed or complex social organization
subsocial insects

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subsocial was circa 1909

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“Subsocial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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