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underclass

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
/ˈʌndəˌklɑːs/ ECONOMICS
the poorest people in a society, especially when discussing their lack of opportunities to find work: Letting guest workers into America doesn't create an underclass. The nation needs to reduce the vast gap between the wealthy and a jobless underclass.
Translations of “underclass”
in Chinese (Traditional) 下層社會, 下層階級, 貧困階層…
in Chinese (Simplified) 下层社会, 下层阶级, 贫困阶层…
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