noun[treated as singular or plural]
- The social group consisting of people who are employed for wages, especially in manual or industrial work: the housing needs of the working classesMore example sentences
- Middle-class models of domesticity gradually spread into both the working classes and aristocratic elites.
- The working classes and middle classes are now at the mercies of the regional land market.
- The least likely to reach a later retirement age are from the manual working class.
adjective(working-class) Back to top
- Relating to people belonging to the working class: a working-class communityMore example sentences
- A majority of single parents, immigrants and working-class people have no savings and own no assets at all.
- The Labour Party has a Christmas present for the working-class people of New Zealand.
- However, working-class identity is still strong and support for socialist ideas remains firm.
More definitions of working classDefinition of working class in:
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