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overclass

Syllabification: o·ver·class
Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌklas
 
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Definition of overclass in English:

noun

A privileged, wealthy, or powerful subgroup in society.
Example sentences
  • One beef I do have with radical history is that it often forces everything it touches into the same underclass versus overclass mould.
  • The emergence of the overclass means that lots of people can enjoy the security of being liberated from necessity and the freedom to pursue happiness.
  • Well, it's the overclass that is the dishonest, criminal and corrupt burden on society.

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