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middle classnoun [U]

 us   /ˈmɪd·əl ˈklæs/
social studies the ​people in a ​society who are not of high ​socialrank or ​extremelyrich but are not ​poor
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middle classnoun [S, + sing/pl verb]

uk   us   (also the middle classes)
a ​socialgroup that consists of ​well-educatedpeople, such as ​doctors, ​lawyers, and ​teachers, who have good ​jobs and are neither very ​richnor very ​poor: The uppermiddleclasstend to go into ​business or the ​professions, ​becoming, for ​example, ​lawyers, ​doctors, or ​accountants.
middle-class
adjective uk   /ˌmɪd.l̩ˈklɑːs/  us   /-ˈklæs/
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a middle-class ​suburb of New York
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Translations of “middle class”
in Arabic الطبَقة الوسطى…
in Korean 중산층…
in Portuguese classe média…
in Catalan classe mitjana…
in Japanese 中流階級…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中产阶级…
in Turkish orta sınıf…
in Russian средний класс…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中產階級…
in Italian ceto medio, borghesia…
in Polish klasa średnia…
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