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Adjective: working-class  'wur-king,klãs
  1. Of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial labourers
    "party of the working-class proletariat";
    - propertyless, wage-earning, blue-collar
  2. Working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries
    "working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labour";
    - wage-earning
Noun: working class  wur-king klãs
  1. A social class comprising those who do manual labour or work for wages
    "there is a shortage of skilled working class in this field";
    - labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], proletariat, proletariate [archaic]

Derived forms: working classes

See also: blue-collar, low-class, lower-class

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

Encyclopedia: Working-class

Working class