lace-curtain

adjective
lace-cur·​tain | \ ˈlās-ˈkər-tᵊn How to pronounce lace-curtain (audio) \

Definition of lace-curtain

: copying middle-class attributes : aspiring to middle-class standing

First Known Use of lace-curtain

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lace-curtain was in 1928

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“Lace-curtain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lace-curtain. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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