follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

secondary deviance

noun, Sociology
1.
deviant behavior that results from being publicly labeled as deviant and treated as an outsider.
Compare primary deviance.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for secondary deviance

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for secondary

15
16
Scrabble Words With Friends