second-class citizen


: someone who is not given the same rights as other people
I've been treated like a second-class citizen.

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Recent Examples on the Web You were really thought of as a second-class citizen as an actor. Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Feb. 2023

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“Second-class citizen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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