lower-class low-class
blue-collar lue-collar adj. 1. of or designating work or workers in industry not requiring well-groomed appearance. [Narrower terms: {industrial}] {white-collar} [WordNet 1.5]

2. of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers. [Narrower terms: {lower-class, low-class}]

Syn: propertyless, wage-earning, working-class. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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