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First World

also first world
n.
1. The wealthiest and most highly-developed nations in the world.
2. During the Cold War, the industrialized capitalist nations of the world.

First′-World′ adj.

First World

n
(Placename) the economically advanced countries of North America, Europe, Australia, E Asia, etc
modifier
belonging to the First World: wealthy First World countries.

First′ World′


n.
the major industrialized, non-Communist nations of the world.
[1970–75]
Translations
primer mundo
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