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English definition of “the middle class”

the middle class

noun [S]     (also the middle classes)
ECONOMICS the social group that consists of well-educated people, such as doctors, lawyers, and teachers, who are neither very rich nor very poor: lower/upper middle class The upper middle class tends to go into business or the professions.
middle-class /ˌmɪdl̩ˈklɑːs/ US   /ˈmɪdlˈklæs/ adjective → Compare lower-class, upper class, working-class
(Definition of the middle class noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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