second-class citizen

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of second-class citizen

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

Word by Word Definitions

second-class play
  1. : of or relating to a second class

  2. : mediocre

  1. : the second and usually next to highest group in a classification

  2. : cabin class

  3. : a class of U.S. or Canadian mail comprising periodicals sent to regular subscribers

citizen play
  1. : an inhabitant of a city or town

  2. : a member of a state

  3. : a native or naturalized person who owes allegiance to a government and is entitled to protection from it


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