underclass


un·der·class

noun \ˈən-dər-ˌklas\

: a social class made up of people who are very poor and have very little power or chance to improve their lives : the lowest social class

Full Definition of UNDERCLASS

:  the lowest social stratum usually made up of disadvantaged minority groups

First Known Use of UNDERCLASS

1918

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