second world

noun, often capitalized S&W

Definition of second world

: Communist nations regarded in the latter part of the 20th century as a political and economic bloc

First Known Use of second world

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for second world

after third world

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“Second world.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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