Words nearby Third World
How to use Third World in a sentence
Brazil is transforming itself, from third-world to first-world.Brazil's School Shooting: What Happened Inside|Dom Phillips|April 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Now, the infrastructure is “world-class—not third-world,” Nhlumayo said.Will the World Cup Screw Africa?|Ellen Knickmeyer|May 24, 2010|DAILY BEAST
These two states represent a third-world option designed to woo developing nations to Iran's side.Iran's Nuclear Ploy Will Backfire|Michael Adler|May 18, 2010|DAILY BEAST
It also helped that Angelina had recently adopted a child from a third-world country.How to Wreck a Home|Perez Hilton|December 19, 2008|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Third World
Cultural definitions for Third World
The nonaligned nations — which are often developing nations — of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. They are in a “third” group of nations because they were allied neither with the United States nor with the former Soviet Union.
Other Idioms and Phrases with Third World
Underdeveloped or developing countries, as in The conditions in our poorest rural areas resemble those in the third world. This expression originated in the mid-1900s, at first denoting those countries in Asia and Africa that were not aligned with either the Communist bloc nations or the non-Communist Western nations. Because they were for the most part poor and underdeveloped, the term was transferred to all countries with those characteristics, and later still to poorer groups within a larger prevailing culture.