second world


often capitalized S&W
: Communist nations regarded in the latter part of the 20th century as a political and economic bloc

Word History


after third world

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of second world was in 1966

Dictionary Entries Near second world

Cite this Entry

“Second world.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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