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working class

noun [S, + sing/pl verb] uk   ( also the working classes) us  
a social group that consists of people who earn little money, often being paid only for the hours or days that they work, and who usually do physical work: The working class usually react/reacts in a predictable way to government policies.
working-class
adjective uk   /ˌwɜː.kɪŋˈklɑːs/ us    /ˌwɝː.kɪŋˈklæs/
working-class people/families
Translations of “working class”
in Chinese (Traditional) 勞工階級,工人階級…
in Russian рабочий класс…
in Turkish işçi sınıfı, emekçi sınıfı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 劳工阶级,工人阶级…
in Polish klasa robotnicza…
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