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non-U

 (nŏn-yo͞o′)
adj. Chiefly British
Not characteristic of the upper class, especially in language usage.

[non- + U.]
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non-U

(nɒnˈjuː)
adj
(esp of language) not characteristic of or used by the upper class. Compare U1
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non-U

(nɒnˈyu)

adj.
not characteristic of the upper classes.
[1950–55]
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Adj.1.non-U - not characteristic of the upper classes especially in language use
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
low-class, lower-class - occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
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