middle classnoun [ S, + sing/pl verb ]uk /ˌmɪd.əl ˈklɑːs/ us /ˌmɪd.əl ˈklæs/ also the middle classes
The upper middle class tend to go into business or the professions, becoming, for example, lawyers, doctors, or accountants.
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adjective uk /ˌmɪd.l̩ˈklɑːs/ us /-ˈklæs/
a middle-class suburb of New York