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English definition of “middle class”

middle class

noun [S, + sing/pl verb]     (also the middle classes)
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. → Compare lower class, upper class, working classClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor middle-class     /ˌmɪd.l̩ˈklɑːs/ US  /-ˈklæs/ adjective a middle-class suburb of New YorkClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
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