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Group members and describing group members

academician

noun

a member of an academy that encourages interest and development in a particular subject

alumnus

noun

someone who used to be a member of a sports team, musical group, company, etc.

arriviste

noun

someone who has recently joined an organization or community, and is disliked by its members who have been there longer

associate

noun

a member of an organization who has only some of the rights or benefits that ordinary members have

baby

noun

the youngest member of a family or other group

branch

noun

the members of an organization, club, or political party in a particular area

charter member

noun

one of the people who started a club or organization. The British word is founder member.

commissioner

noun

a member of a commission

confederate

noun

one of a group of people, states, or political parties who have united for a particular purpose, especially a political one

core

noun

the members of a group who do the most work, or who support it most strongly

elder statesman

noun

an experienced and respected member of a group or organization

eldest

adjective

oldest of the people in a group, especially the children in a family

fellow

noun

a member of a professional society or educational institution

founder member

noun

a charter member

gangsta

noun

a word used by some young people meaning a member of a gang

guest

noun

someone who you take with you to a club where you are a member

hard core

noun

the people within an organization or group who are the most loyal to its principles and the most involved in its activities

hard core

noun

the people in a group who are extremely interested or enthusiastic

honorary

adjective

an honorary member of a group is someone who is allowed to join without applying or without having the usual qualifications

inductee

noun

someone who has been officially accepted into a group, especially a military force

insider

noun

someone within an organization or group who knows about all the things happening in it

interloper

noun

someone who is in a place or group but is not wanted by the other people there

latecomer

noun

someone who has recently arrived, become a member of a group, etc.

legation

noun

the people who work in a legation

member

noun

someone who belongs to a club, organization, or group

member

noun

a country, organization, etc. that belongs to a group

the old guard

noun

the people in an organization who have been there for a long time and do not like changes or new ideas

oligarch

noun

a member of a small group that runs a country or large organization

panelist

noun

a member of a panel of people

panellist

the British spelling of panelist

ranks

noun

all the people within a group, organization, etc.

the rank and file

noun

all the members of a group or organization except the leaders or officers

recruit

noun

a new member in a company or an organization, especially someone who has recently joined

rep

noun

a representative of a group who is officially chosen to express its opinions

representative

noun

someone who has been chosen or elected by a person or group to vote, give opinions, or make decisions for them

representative

noun

someone who is thought of as a typical member of a particular group

rump

noun

a small part of a company, a group of people, or a country that remains when the rest of it has left or has been removed

selector

noun

someone on a committee whose job is to choose someone or something, especially the members of a team

spokesman

noun

a male spokesperson

spokesperson

noun

someone whose job is to officially represent an organization, for example in dealing with reporters

spokeswoman

noun

a female spokesperson

strength

noun

the size of a group of people needed to achieve something

tribesman

noun

a male member of a tribe

tribespeople

noun

people who are members of a tribe

tribeswoman

noun

a female member of a tribe

unit

noun

a company or organization that is part of a group, or a place that an organization uses for a particular purpose

new/fresh blood

someone who joins an organization with new exciting ideas or new ways of doing things

one/some of someone’s number

one or several of the people in a particular group

third/fifth wheel

someone in an organization or team who is not really needed

the odd one/man out

someone who is not accepted by the other members of a group because of being different

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