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Definition of "exogamous" [ex•og•a•mous]

  • Of or relating to exogamy. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "exogamous" in a sentence
  • "These are called exogamous groups or clans, and their name among the higher castes is _gotra_."
  • "An important social characteristic of the early Jewish Berlin salon circles was their tendency to exogamous and hypergamous marriages, their contribution to social mobility by providing marriage connections of beautiful, rich and/or clever young ladies with young men outside their own social circle, often with men of the aristocracy."
  • "Hertz has introduced social statistics and important sociological categories like “exogamous” and “hypergamous” marriages into the research on Berlin salons."