- of, relating to, or characteristic of the lower class: lower-class values.
Origin of lower-class
- a class of people below the middle class, having the lowest social rank or standing due to low income, lack of skills or education, and the like.
- (broadly) working class.
Origin of lower class
Related Words for lower-classproletarian, proletariat, middle-class, lower-class, base, common, contemptible, dishonorable, humble, ignoble, inferior, mean, plebeian, unwashed, unworthy, masses, commonalty, lowlife, plebs
Examples from the Web for lower-class
Contemporary Examples of lower-class
But, Farrell found that almost all the women she spoke to were from lower-class farming families.China’s Last Foot-Binding Survivors
July 2, 2014
Behind her back they called Thatcher “Hilda”—her middle name—because of its lower-class origins.Margaret Thatcher: The Accidental Feminist
April 9, 2013
In that relationship, the lower-class king of his dingy domain is enthroned atop a commode and uses a toilet brush as a scepter.Amazing Cate
December 18, 2009
Historical Examples of lower-class
Swallowed in the vortex of lower-class life of Paris—dead, probably.The White Lie
William Le Queux
But it resembled some lower-class citizen's family carryall.Final Weapon
Everett B. Cole
The photoplays have done something to reunite the lower-class families.The Art Of The Moving Picture
It is only the lower-class women who sleep on the house-tops.Rudyard Kipling
Josephina is Finn and lower-class with a foreign look, and she is forty-five and looks sixty and is twelve years out of Finland.I, Mary MacLane
- of or relating to the lower class
- inferior or vulgar