fifth estate


any class or group in society other than the nobility, the clergy, the middle class, and the press.

Nearby words

  1. fifth columnist,
  2. fifth commandment,
  3. fifth cranial nerve,
  4. fifth dimension,
  5. fifth disease,
  6. fifth force,
  7. fifth monarchy,
  8. fifth monarchy men,
  9. fifth position,
  10. fifth republic

Origin of fifth estate

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019