fourth world

noun

often capitalized F&W
: a group of nations especially in Africa and Asia characterized by extremely low per capita income and an absence of valuable natural resources

Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fourth world was in 1974

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“Fourth world.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fourth%20world. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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