non·​af·​flu·​ent | \ ˌnän-ˈa-(ˌ)flü-ənt How to pronounce nonaffluent (audio) also -a-ˈflü- or -ə-ˈflü- \

Definition of nonaffluent

: not affluent nonaffluent communities/families

Examples of nonaffluent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet her college admissions recommendations mostly overlook a substantial, nonaffluent African American middle class, sitting between the very poor and the rich. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Actually, we still need affirmative action for African Americans in college admissions. Here’s why.," 2 Aug. 2017 On Thursday, the Senate unveiled its plan to condemn tens of thousands of nonaffluent people to preventable deaths, for the sake of increasing income inequality. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "4 Senate Conservatives Are Worried Trumpcare Isn’t Mean Enough," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of nonaffluent

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonaffluent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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