Definition of subsocial in US English:

subsocial

adjective

  • 1Existing outside or on the margins of mainstream society; designating or relating to a subordinate social class.

  • 2Zoology. Especially of an insect species: living gregariously but nesting separately, without a fixed social organization.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Home League (Hartford, Wisconsin). From sub- + social.

Pronunciation

subsocial

/ˌsʌbˈsəʊʃl/