Meaning of “lower class” in the English Dictionary

"lower class" in British English

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lower classadjective

uk /ˌləʊ.ə ˈklɑːs/ us /ˌloʊ.ɚ ˈklæs/ old-fashioned

Lower class people belong to the social class that has the lowest position in society and the least money.

the lower classes
noun [ plural ] uk us

(Definition of “lower class” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lower-class" in Business English

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lower-classadjective

uk us

POLITICS, ECONOMICS belonging or relating to a social group who are poor and usually do not have a very high level of education:

He claims his flat-tax proposal would help middle-class and lower-class Americans.
She described the brutal realities of lower-class life during the Depression.
lower class
noun [ S ]

I am from the lower class and I have never forgotten it.

(Definition of “lower-class” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)