: of low or inferior quality or social status
a low-class neighborhood
His usual haunt seemed to be a low-class eating-house on the outskirts of the town.Joseph Conrad

Examples of low-class in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tinsley highlights that these beauty aesthetics, oftentimes coded as low-class and racialized, are in actuality impractical for hard labor and therefore should reinforce the idea of feminine ease that is not often afforded to the Black women who pioneered these styles. Cierra Black, Essence, 19 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of low-class was in 1836

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“Low-class.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-class. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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