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noun

the world's most poverty-stricken nations, especially in Africa and Asia, marked by very low GNP per capita and great dependence upon foreign economic aid.

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Origin of Fourth World

First recorded in 1970–75
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Fourth World

noun

the poorest countries in the most undeveloped parts of the world in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
the poorest people in developed countries
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