third world
noun Usage: often capitalized T&W Date: 1963 1. a group of nations especially in Africa and Asia not aligned with either the Communist or the non-Communist blocs 2. an aggregate of minority groups within a larger predominant culture 3. the aggregate of the underdeveloped nations of the world • third worlder noun, often capitalized T&W

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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