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English definition of “middle class”

middle class

noun [group]
 
 
a social group that consists of well-educated people, such as doctors, lawyers, and teachers, who have good jobs and are neither very rich nor very poorClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
middle-class
 
 
/ˌmɪdlˈklɑːs/ adjective
belonging or relating to the middle class: a middle-class suburbClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
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