middle class


: the social class that is between the upper class and the lower class and that includes mainly business and professional people, government officials, and skilled workers

Full Definition of MIDDLE CLASS

:  a class occupying a position between the upper class and the lower class; especially :  a fluid heterogeneous socioeconomic grouping composed principally of business and professional people, bureaucrats, and some farmers and skilled workers sharing common social characteristics and values

First Known Use of MIDDLE CLASS



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