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

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Examples from the Web for low-class

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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!


    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.

  • Low-class females, emigrants and the like, cave in quickly; they are the shriekers.

    The Last Entry

    William Clark Russell