working-class


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working class

n.
The socioeconomic class consisting of people who work for wages, especially low wages, including unskilled and semiskilled laborers and their families.

work′ing-class′ adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.working-class - of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborersworking-class - of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; "party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw
low-class, lower-class - occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
2.working-class - working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries; "working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor"
blue-collar - of or designating manual industrial work or workers
Translations

working-class

[ˈwɜːkɪŋklɑːs] ADJ [person, family] → de clase obrera, de clase trabajadora; [neighbourhood] → obrero
a self-educated man from a working-class backgroundun autodidacta de familia de clase obrera or trabajadora
to be working-classser de clase obrera or trabajadora
see also working

working-class

[ˌwɜːkɪŋˈklɑːs] adj to be working-classappartenere alla classe operaia
to come from a working-class background → venire da una famiglia di operai

working-class

طَبَقَةٌ عَامِلَة dělnická třída arbejderklasse- der Arbeiterklasse zugehörig της εργατικής τάξης de clase obrera työväenluokan ouvrier radničke klase classe operaia 労働者階級の 노동자 계급의 van arbeidersklasse arbeiderklasse- klasa robotnicza classe operária относящийся к рабочему классу arbetarklass- ชนชั้นผู้รับจ้าง işçi sınıfı giai cấp công nhân 工人阶级的
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