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in-group

[in-groop] /ˈɪnˌgrup/
noun
1.
a narrow exclusive group; clique.
2.
Sociology. a group of people sharing similar interests and attitudes, producing feelings of solidarity, community, and exclusivity.
Compare out-group.
Also, ingroup.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; in-1 + group
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British Dictionary definitions for ingroup

in-group

noun
1.
(sociol) a highly cohesive and relatively closed social group characterized by the preferential treatment reserved for its members and the strength of loyalty between them Compare out-group
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in-group

noun phrase

An exclusive group or clique, esp of influential persons (1907+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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