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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)

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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)
Translations of “lower class”
in Chinese (Simplified) (人)社会底层的,下层的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (人)社會底層的,下層的…
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