"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Sunday, 21 October 2012


The custom of marrying outside a social class, community, clan, tribe or other social unit.
    The fusion of reproductive cells from distantly related or unrelated individuals; outbreeding; cross-pollination.

The opposite of exogamy is endogamy.

1 comment:

  1. Referring to finding one's spouse outside of the community, clan or tribe, I am certainly to be called exogamous; 1st marriage was to a Sicilian, 2nd to a Yorkshire lad :-)