class struggle

noun

variants or class war or class warfare
: opposition of and contention between social or economic classes
especially : such a struggle between or felt to exist between the proletariat and the capitalist classes

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of class struggle was in 1839

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“Class struggle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/class%20struggle. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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