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/
- We drove from middle-class suburbs to a very poor inner-city area.
- He has written a book about middle-class suburbia.
- They expressed worry about the district's current budget crisis and its vanishing middle-class work force.
- Middle-class children have more advantages.
- Squash is a middle-class sport.
a middle-class suburb of New York