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Noun: lower class
  1. The social class lowest in the social hierarchy
    - underclass
Adjective: lower-class
  1. Occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
    - low-class

Derived forms: lower classes

See also: blue-collar, lowborn, non-U [Brit, informal], position, proletarian, propertyless, status, upper-lower-class, wage-earning, working-class

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

Antonym: middle-class, upper-class

Encyclopedia: Lower class