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The socioeconomic class or classes of lower than middle rank in a society.
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1. (Sociology) of or relating to the lower class
2. inferior or vulgar
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low′er class′(ˈloʊ ər)
a class of people below the middle class in social standing and generally characterized by low income and lack of education.
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|Noun||1.||lower class - the social class lowest in the social hierarchy|
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