posse

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

a group of the same kind of people

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posse - gang

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A ‘posse’ is a large group of people who have come together for a common purpose or job. It is typically a temporary collaboration that will disband once their common goal has been achieved. This word can also be used in a more informal way by somebody to refer to their group of friends or an entourage of some kind.

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Synonyms assemblage
Antonyms displaced,apportioned,segregation

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  1. A posse of local residents formed in order to help police with their search for the missing girl.

  2. The actress was surrounded by a posse of photographers as she attended the premiere of her new movie.

  3. It’s hard to talk to Julie because whenever she goes out anywhere she is always with a posse of her friends.

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