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working classnoun [S, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌwɜː.kɪŋ ˈklɑːs/  us   /ˌwɝː.kɪŋ ˈklæs/ (UK also the working classes)
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
(Definition of working class from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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working classnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈwɜr·kɪŋ ˌklæs/
the group of people in society who use physical skills in their jobs and are usually paid by the hour: a working-class neighborhood/family
(Definition of working class from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"working-class" in Business English

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working-classadjective [before noun]

uk   us   ECONOMICS
belonging or relating to the social group that consists of people who usually do physical work, and usually do not have much money or a very high level of education: Most of our voters come from working-class backgrounds. a working-class area a working-class family
(Definition of working-class from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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