low-class
low-class low-class adj. 1. Occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society. Contrasted with {middle-class} and {upper-class}. [Narrower terms: {propertyless, wage-earning, working-class, blue-collar}] Also See: {lowborn}, {proletarian}, {propertyless}.

Syn: lower-class (vs. upper-class). [WordNet 1.5]

2. characteristic of the lower classes. [Narrower terms: {non-U, vulgar}] PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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