lower-class

adjective low·er-class \ ˌlō-ər-ˈklas \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of lower-class

1 :of, relating to, or characteristic of the lower class
2 :being an inferior or low-ranking specimen of its kind
  • a lower-class theater

First Known Use of lower-class

1812


lower class

noun

Definition of lower class

:a social class occupying a position below the middle class and having the lowest status in a society

Examples of lower class in a Sentence

  1. a member of the lower class

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First Known Use of lower class

1637


LOWER-CLASS Defined for English Language Learners

lower-class

adjective

Definition of lower-class for English Language Learners

  • : not fancy, wealthy, or expensive


lower class

noun

Definition of lower class for English Language Learners

  • : a social class that is below the middle class and that has the lowest status in a society



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