middle class

noun

Definition of middle class

  1. :  a class occupying a position between the upper class and the lower class; especially :  a fluid heterogeneous socioeconomic grouping composed principally of business and professional people, bureaucrats, and some farmers and skilled workers sharing common social characteristics and values

1745

First Known Use of middle class

1745


MIDDLE CLASS Defined for English Language Learners

middle class

noun

Definition of middle class for English Language Learners

  • : the social class that is between the upper class and the lower class and that includes mainly business and professional people, government officials, and skilled workers


MIDDLE CLASS Defined for Kids

middle class

noun

Definition of middle class for Students

  1. :  a social class between that of the wealthy and the poor



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