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1868, from low (adj.) + class (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • His Syracusan contemporary Sophron (c. 450) was a famous writer of mimes, chiefly scenes from low-class life.

  • They were rather common in low-class districts such as this.

    But, I Don't Think Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Is the kind of civilization taught in the colonies by low-class European settlers superior?

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • low-class females, emigrants and the like, cave in quickly; they are the shriekers.

    The Last Entry William Clark Russell
  • "Not if you lived up to her," said Molly, turning round and gazing full at Matilda's low-class face.

    Girls New and Old L. T. Meade
  • The Nizam, from the fear of intrigue, fills his harem with low-class women.

    Our Moslem Sisters Annie Van Sommer
  • The Southerner of the dominant class looked on manual labor as fit only for slaves and low-class whites.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • A good appearance is everything in a low-class place like this.

    The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet George Bernard Shaw

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