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lumpen

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adjective lum·pen \ˈlu̇m-pən, ˈləm-\

Definition of lumpen

  1. 1 :  of or relating to dispossessed and uprooted individuals cut off from the economic and social class with which they might normally be identified <lumpen proletariat> <lumpen intellectuals>

  2. 2 :  plebeian 2



Examples of lumpen

  1. <a kind of music that has traditionally appealed to the lumpen segment of the musical audience>



Origin of lumpen

German Lumpenproletariat degraded section of the proletariat, from Lump contemptible person (from Lumpen rags) + Proletariat


First Known Use: 1936


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lumpen

noun lum·pen

Definition of lumpen

plural lumpen also lumpens

  1. :  a member of the crude and uneducated lowest class of society



1941

First Known Use of lumpen

1941


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