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noun [countable] tribe pronunciation in British English /traɪb/
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  1. 2
    humorous a very large family

    Do we have room for the whole tribe?

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a group of people with its own distinctive tastes, interests, ways of dressing or behaving, etc.

    Social networks like Facebook may soon be able to tell which urban tribe you belong to.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/09/2014

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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