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Meaning of WORKING CLASS

Pronunciation:  'wurking klas

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
  2. [adj]  of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; "party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw
  3. [adj]  working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries; "working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor"
 
 Synonyms: blue-collar, labor, labour, low-class, lower-class, proletariat, propertyless, wage-earning
 
 See Also: class, labor force, labor pool, prole, proletarian, social class, socio-economic class, worker

 

 

 

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