Definition of peer group in English:

peer group

noun

  • A group of people of approximately the same age, status, and interests.

    • ‘This type of play also facilitates children's integration into their peer group.’
    • ‘There was a lot of pressure from clients and my peer group to buy stocks in this sector which I believed were overvalued and unsustainable.’
    • ‘Teachers completed two measures of children's social status in the peer group.’
    • ‘Gripes about leadership stay in your peer group; they aren't for public consumption.’
    • ‘Young girls are much more able to do this within their peer group.’
    • ‘The major influence on the students in this research was the peer group.’
    • ‘Often the peer group is important; always the general culture of the society.’
    • ‘I was ahead enough in class anyway, so I was out of my peer group to begin with.’
    • ‘Let your own gut instincts lead you in this, not pressure from a peer group.’
    • ‘It's an honour to be voted by your peer group, but this is for the whole team not just me.’
    • ‘The termination of a work contract severs links with friends, without gaining automatic acceptance by an alternative peer group.’
    • ‘Status within the peer group is secured by having a desirable, alpha male boyfriend.’
    • ‘Moreover, teachers may not have full access to children's daily experiences in the peer group.’
    • ‘But within his peer group, there is no one more respected or better liked or appreciated.’
    • ‘He would have been treated and the aim would have been to get him back into his peer group as quickly as possible.’
    • ‘Maori children experiment with smoking to demonstrate and ensure their membership in the family and in their peer group.’
    • ‘For the horsepower, it has some of the best performance of its peer group.’
    • ‘The idea here is that the peer group establishes a normative expectation on young men's behavior.’
    • ‘My childhood was spent learning English and I devoured books - avoided my peer group in favour of reading.’
    • ‘If conformity is important to you, and your peer group does not drink, perhaps you will also not drink.’
    number of years, lifetime, duration, length of life
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Pronunciation

peer group

/ˈpir ˌɡro͞op//ˈpɪr ˌɡrup/