or in·group

[ in-groop ]
/ ˈɪnˌgrup /


a narrow exclusive group; clique.
Sociology. a group of people sharing similar interests and attitudes, producing feelings of solidarity, community, and exclusivity.Compare out-group.


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Origin of in-group

First recorded in 1905–10; in-1 + group

Words nearby in-group Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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sociol a highly cohesive and relatively closed social group characterized by the preferential treatment reserved for its members and the strength of loyalty between themCompare out-group
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