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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.
middle-class
adjective uk   /ˌmɪd.l̩ˈklɑːs/ us    /-ˈklæs/
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a middle-class suburb of New York
Translations of “middle class”
in Korean 중산층…
in Arabic الطبَقة الوسطى…
in Portuguese classe média…
in Catalan classe mitjana…
in Japanese 中流階級…
in Italian ceto medio, borghesia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中產階級…
in Russian средний класс…
in Turkish orta sınıf…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中产阶级…
in Polish klasa średnia…
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