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Meaning of LOWER CLASS

Pronunciation:  'lawur klas

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  1. [n]  the social class lowest in the social hierarchy
  2. [adj]  occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
 Synonyms: blue-collar, low-class, non-U, proletarian, propertyless, upper-lower-class, wage-earning, working-class
 Antonyms: middle-class, upper-class
 See Also: class, lowborn, social class, socio-economic class



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