noun[treated as singular or plural]
- The social group between the upper and working classes, including professional and business workers and their families.More example sentences
- I want the working class and the middle class and the upper class, and in Britain I've got it.
- These measures were for the benefit of the middle and upper middle classes.
- It might be a shock for the comfortable and soft middle and upper middle classes, but reality often is.
adjective(middle-class) Back to top
- 1Relating to the middle class: a middle-class suburbMore example sentences
- A middle-class boy from the suburbs would have picked up a camera at art school, but Jobson took two decades to find his metier.
- Some comprehensives, particularly those in middle-class suburbs, succeed.
- And he found a sedate, respectable, middle-class partner from the suburbs of London.
- 1.1Characteristic of the middle class, especially in attaching importance to convention, security, and material comfort: a rebellion against middle-class valuesMore example sentences
- It endorses mainstream and largely middle-class values and language.
- Kate was middle-class and comfortable, and her father was a magazine editor.
- It is less clear that Scotland is comfortable with becoming more middle-class.
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- The emphasis on the supposed correctness of their English denotes a certain amount of middle-classness.
- There's been a lot written of late about the middle-classness of rock groups such as Keane, as if this was a relatively recent aspect of pop culture, proof at last of an equitable society.
More definitions of middle classDefinition of middle class in:
- The British & World English dictionary