support group


: a group of people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional and moral support for one another

Example Sentences

He joined an alcoholics' support group.
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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of support group was in 1951

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“Support group.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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support group


: a group of people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional and moral support for one another
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