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working class

noun [S, + sing/pl verb] uk   (also the working classes) us  
a social group that consists of people who earn little money, often being paid only for the hours or days that they work, and who usually do physical work: The working class usually react/reacts in a predictable way to government policies.
working-class
adjective uk   /ˌwɜː.kɪŋˈklɑːs/ us    /ˌwɝː.kɪŋˈklæs/
working-class people/families
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