the working class

noun

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: the class of people who earn money by doing usually physical work and who are not rich or powerful

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“The working class.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20working%20class. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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