marginal man


noun Sociology.

a person who participates only slightly in the life of two cultural groups without feeling identified with either group.

Nearby words

  1. margin plank,
  2. marginal,
  3. marginal cost,
  4. marginal costing,
  5. marginal gyrus,
  6. marginal probability,
  7. marginal sea,
  8. marginal sinus of placenta,
  9. marginal tax rate,
  10. marginal utility

Origin of marginal man

First recorded in 1925–30

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