third world

noun, often capitalized T&W

Definition of third world

  1. 1 :  the aggregate of the underdeveloped nations of the world

  2. 2 :  a group of nations especially in Africa and Asia not aligned with either the Communist or the non-Communist blocs

  3. 3 :  an aggregate of minority groups within a larger predominant culture

third worlder

play \-ˈwər(-ə)l-dər\ noun, often capitalized T&W

First Known Use of third world

1958


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