those persons working for wages, especially in manual labor.
the social or economic class composed of these workers.
- working-class, adjective
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How to use working class in a sentence
They’re there to make our working class better off for what we have to go through being so isolated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.Hawaiian paradise controlled by billionaire Larry Ellison is hit hard by COVID | Verne Kopytoff | November 21, 2020 | Fortune
In 2017, he gave an interview about how Hollywood doesn’t tell enough stories about the working class.How Chris Pratt became the internet’s least favorite Chris | Constance Grady | October 22, 2020 | Vox
The new nation was strikingly free of the British upper-class fear that educating the working class would give it dangerous ideas — with the major exception of slave owners, who withheld schooling for that very reason.
It depends on your angle, to be honest, Carlos, I think that I grew up a very working class kid in Rhode Island.Full Transcript: Sean Spicer on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’ | Daniel Malloy | August 26, 2020 | Ozy
I came in from a working class family and I thought of them more like my father, my uncle, who were drivers.Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford on Racism in Minneapolis, COVID-19's Impact on Farmers and the Need for Rural Wi-Fi | Eben Shapiro | June 21, 2020 | Time
More to the point, Huckabee has a natural appeal to a party that has come to represent the bulk of working class white voters.
But in more middle-class and working-class neighborhoods, sessions are typically a fourth of that price.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread | IranWire | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
You mix up English working-class gruffness with African-American soul from the Deep South.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker | Ted Gioia | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the large cities the urbanized working class were slaves to a plutocracy.
Not surprisingly, many middle and working class voters, particularly whites, have deserted the Democrats in increasing numbers.
The universal ignorance of the working class broke down the aspiring force of genius.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
He defended the rights of the Homestead workers, the cause of the whole working class.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
The Homestead workers are but a very small part of the American working class.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
Nellie was always jealous of the welfare of the working class, and was ever vigilant as to its interests.The Underworld | James C. Welsh
The congregation of Saul-street chapel is almost entirely of a working-class character.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
British Dictionary definitions for working class
of, relating to, or characteristic of the working class
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Cultural definitions for working class
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