lower-class vs middle-class vs upper-class low-class
non-U on-U" (n[o^]n*[=u]"), adj. Not characteristic of the upper classes especially in language use. [Chiefly British] [Narrower terms: {lower-class (vs. middle-class) (vs. upper-class), low-class}]

Syn: vulgar. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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