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What's "sorority" mean? Does this generally imply something when used in this kind of context?

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Rebecca

A "sorority" is a typical North American female society in college or university. But you're right. It does imply something. There's a kind of negative stereotype about "sorority" girls: they love to party and drink, they like material objects, they're naive, and they only really care about themselves and the other people in the sorority. They're supposedly very cliquey. So I wouldn't say it's a positive thing that he's calling her a "sorority girl." Ex: I would never have thought that you were in a sorority. You don't seem like the cheerleader type. Ex: Do you want to join a sorority next year?

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