underprivileged

adjective
un·​der·​priv·​i·​leged | \ ˌən-dər-ˈpriv-lijd How to pronounce underprivileged (audio) , -ˈpri-və- \

Definition of underprivileged

1 : deprived through social or economic condition of some of the fundamental rights of all members of a civilized society
2 : of or relating to underprivileged people underprivileged areas of the city

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underprivileged children often don't do as well on standardized tests as more privileged students
Recent Examples on the Web DiColandrea, now a history teacher at Stuyvestant High School, has continued coaching underprivileged teenagers in speech and debate and is godfather to Conyers' 9-year-old daughter. Morgan Sung, NBC News, 16 May 2022 The protests were also intersectional, showing solidarity with underprivileged women, and in doing so demanded the implementation of Lebanon's constitution that had been trampled on by the warlords. Carmen Geha, CNN, 14 May 2022 As many fans of the charming British drama Call the Midwife know, the show is inspired by the real life stories of Jennifer Worth, who served as a midwife in London's underprivileged East End in the 1950s. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 1 May 2022 Dijon, like many towns in France, has its projects, underprivileged areas of nondescript high-rises where immigrants, often Muslims from North Africa, and their descendants predominate, and the drug trade brings violence between rival gangs. New York Times, 9 Apr. 2022 Dijon, like many towns in France, has its projects, underprivileged areas of nondescript high-rises where immigrants, often Muslims from North Africa, and their descendants predominate, and the drug trade brings violence between rival gangs. Roger Cohen, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Apr. 2022 And between skyrocketing insulin prices and poor access to health care for underprivileged Americans, this new research points to a need for better support for diabetes patients. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 4 Apr. 2022 The event provides family-friendly entertainment and raises money for scholarships and school supplies for underprivileged youths, according to the organization's website. Neal Earley, Arkansas Online, 21 Mar. 2022 And The House of Music, a San Diego nonprofit that provides free instruments and lessons to underprivileged youths, is doing a May 1 fundraising concert headlined by the legendary Cuban band Los Van Van at The Shell. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of underprivileged

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of underprivileged was in 1896

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21 May 2022

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“Underprivileged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underprivileged. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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underprivileged

adjective
un·​der·​priv·​i·​leged | \ ˌən-dər-ˈpri-və-lijd How to pronounce underprivileged (audio) \

Kids Definition of underprivileged

: having fewer advantages than others especially because of being poor

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