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underclass

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈʌn.də.klɑːs/  us   /-dɚ.klæs/
a group of people with a lower social and economic position than any of the other classes of society: The long-term unemployed now constitute a sort of underclass.
Translations of “underclass”
in Chinese (Traditional) 下層社會, 下層階級, 貧困階層…
in Chinese (Simplified) 下层社会, 下层阶级, 贫困阶层…
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