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out-group

[ out-groop ]
/ ˈaʊtˌgrup /
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noun Sociology.

people outside one's own group, especially as considered to be inferior or alien; a group perceived as other than one's own.

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Origin of out-group

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

noun

sociol persons excluded from an in-group
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