the working classes

plural noun

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Dutch architects back then were turning out high-quality, low-cost housing for the working classes distinguished by Expressionistic masonry, turrets and balconies, and stylish art glass, ironwork and sculptures. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2023

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“The working classes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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