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in-group Syllabification: in-group
Pronunciation: /ˈin ˌɡro͞op/

Definition of in-group in English:


An exclusive, typically small, group of people with a shared interest or identity.
Example sentences
  • This heightened awareness becomes personally relevant when one commits to identifying with the ethnic in-group.
  • I think there's another side to it as well, seen from the other side of the fence: incoming slang is a sort of secret language, expressing exquisitely shaded meanings that are shared among the in-group but are baffling to outsiders.
  • Such dialects, almost by definition, are media of intimacy: ‘mother tongues’ used in the family and in-groups.
informal gang, bunch, crew
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