Meaning of lower class

low'er class'

Pronunciation: (lō'ur), [key]
  1. a class of people below the middle class, having the lowest social rank or standing due to low income, lack of skills or education, and the like.
  2. (broadly) working class.

low•er-class

Pronunciation: (lō'ur-klas', -kläs'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the lower class: lower-class values.
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