What Does TRIBE Mean in a Text?

homesearch tTRIBE
TRIBE means "Human Social Group." It is predominantly used in anthropology to refer to a group of people of the same race, who live in the same area, and who share the same language, culture and history. TRIBE is also used by various groups of people who share an interest or ideology that induces a collective sense of belonging (e.g., video gamers, conservationists, conspiracy theorists, vegans, bikers, etc.).

When groups self declare as a TRIBE, it is considered a positive way of declaring a shared interest and sense of camaraderie. However, the term may also be used negatively by outsiders, to imply that members of a group are incapable of individual thought and are slavishly following the herd.

Image for TRIBE

When I write TRIBE, I mean this:

meaning of TRIBE

"Human Social Group"

Summary of Key Points

"Human Social Group" is the most common definition for TRIBE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Human Social Group
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Example of TRIBE Used in a Text

author logo

This page is maintained by the Cyber Definitions Editorial Team.

You might also like...

Help Us Improve Cyber Definitions

  • Do you disagree with something on this page?
  • Did you spot a typo?
  • Do you know a slang term that we've missed?
Please tell us using this form.

Share This Page

share icon

If you like Cyber Definitions (or this page in particular), please link to it or share it with others.

If you do, please tell us. It helps us a lot!

Create a QR Code

create QR code

Use our handy widget to create a QR code for this page...or any page.