Definition of hypergamy in English:
The action of marrying a person of a superior caste or class.
- Family connections help here, and hypergamy (marriage into a higher class) for both men and women is very important.
- All these strata tend to be endogamous or, in the south, observe the marital rule of hypergamy.
- Hockings and Merchant collaborate in the final essay to examine hypergamy and hypogamy in pre-modern Kerala.
Definition of hypergamy in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan