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English definition of “middle class”

middle class

noun [S, + sing/pl verb] uk   (also the middle classes) us  
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 poor: The upper middle class tend to go into business or the professions, becoming, for example, lawyers, doctors, or accountants. Class and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
middle-class
adjective uk   /ˌmɪd.l̩ˈklɑːs/ us    /-ˈklæs/
a middle-class suburb of New YorkClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
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