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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • It was a low-class paper, and the charge was a badge of honour.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • It's the other woman-lover—the prevaricating, sly, low-class, amorous cuss!

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

    But, I Don't Think Gordon Randall Garrett
  • low-class music halls, ballet dancers, prize-fighters and the like.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • low-class females, emigrants and the like, cave in quickly; they are the shriekers.

    The Last Entry William Clark Russell
  • The Nizam, from the fear of intrigue, fills his harem with low-class women.

    Our Moslem Sisters Annie Van Sommer
  • A low-class dressmaker would have been able to produce them from her mouth.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan
  • He had no personal interest in music, either high-class or low-class.

    The Lion's Share E. Arnold Bennett

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