underprivileged

[ uhn-der-priv-uh-lijd, -priv-lijd ]
/ ˈʌn dərˈprɪv ə lɪdʒd, -ˈprɪv lɪdʒd /

adjective

denied the enjoyment of the normal privileges or rights of a society because of low economic and social status.

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Origin of underprivileged

First recorded in 1920–25; under- + privileged
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British Dictionary definitions for underprivileged

underprivileged
/ (ˌʌndəˈprɪvɪlɪdʒd) /

adjective

lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society; deprived
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