lumpen

[ luhm-puhn ]
/ ˈlʌm pən /

adjective

of or relating to disfranchised and uprooted individuals or groups, especially those who have lost status: the lumpen bourgeoisie.

noun

a lumpen individual or group.

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Origin of lumpen

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

lumpen
/ (ˈlʌmpən) /

adjective

informal stupid or unthinking

Word Origin for lumpen

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