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lumpen

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adjective lum·pen \ˈlu̇m-pən, ˈləm-\

Definition of lumpen

  1. 1 :  of or relating to dispossessed and uprooted individuals cut off from the economic and social class with which they might normally be identified lumpen proletariat lumpen intellectuals

  2. 2 :  plebeian 2

Examples of lumpen in a Sentence

  1. a kind of music that has traditionally appealed to the lumpen segment of the musical audience

Origin and Etymology of lumpen

German Lumpenproletariat degraded section of the proletariat, from Lump contemptible person (from Lumpen rags) + Proletariat


First Known Use: 1936


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lumpen

noun lum·pen

Definition of lumpen

plural

lumpen

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lumpens

  1. :  a member of the crude and uneducated lowest class of society

1941

First Known Use of lumpen

1941


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