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lumpen

[luhm-puh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to disfranchised and uprooted individuals or groups, especially those who have lost status: the lumpen bourgeoisie.
noun
  1. a lumpen individual or group.

Origin of lumpen

First recorded in 1945–50; extracted from lumpenproletariat
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British Dictionary definitions for lumpen

lumpen

adjective
  1. informal stupid or unthinking

Word Origin

from German Lump vagabond, influenced in meaning by Lumpen rag, as in lumpenproletariat
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