- adjectiveoccupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society (Freq. 2)• Syn: ↑low-class• Similar to:↑non-U, ↑proletarian, ↑propertyless, ↑wage-earning, ↑working-class, ↑blue-collar, ↑upper-lower-class• See Also: ↑lowborn
* * *\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjectiveEtymology: lower class1. : of or relating to the lower class2. : belonging to or associated with the lower class and its possession of or inclination toward such characteristics as a low material standard of living, social instability, little emphasis on convention and the proprieties, and a low level of personal ambition and of aspiration especially toward education — compare middle-class, upper-class3. : being an inferior or low-ranking specimen of its kind : ranking low in some scale or by some standard
after a couple of summers of seasoning in lower-class minor circuits — L.E.Davis
an invitation to a lower-class embassy — Lillian Hellman
* * */loh"euhr klas", -klahs"/, adj.of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the lower class: lower-class values.[1890-95]
* * *lowˈer-class adjectiveRelating to people of low social class• • •Main Entry: ↑low
Useful english dictionary. 2012.