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Adjective: underclass  'ún-du(r),klãs
  1. Belonging to the lowest and least privileged social stratum
    "underclass mothers and children"
Noun: underclass  'ún-du(r),klãs
  1. The social class lowest in the social hierarchy
    - lower class

Derived forms: underclasses

See also: underprivileged

Type of: class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum

Encyclopedia: Underclass