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Related to middle class: Lower middle class
The socioeconomic class between the working class and the upper class, usually including professionals, highly skilled laborers, and lower and middle management.
(Sociology) Also called: bourgeoisie a social stratum that is not clearly defined but is positioned between the lower and upper classes. It consists of businesspeople, professional people, etc, along with their families, and is marked by bourgeois values. Compare lower class, upper class, working class
(Sociology) of, relating to, or characteristic of the middle class
1. a class of people intermediate between those of higher and lower economic or social standing, generally characterized by average income and education, conventional values, and conservative attitudes.
2. the class traditionally intermediate between the aristocracy and the working class.
The class of people in a society who are above the working class but below the upper class, typically composed of professionals and managers.
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|Noun||1.||middle class - the social class between the lower and upper classes|
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
petite bourgeoisie, petty bourgeoisie, petit bourgeois - lower middle class (shopkeepers and clerical staff etc.)