The lowest social stratum in a country or community, consisting of the poor and unemployed: they are an underclass who lack any stake in popular capitalism and who are caught in the dependency culture
More example sentences
- No city has succeeded when it has two spatially segregated underclasses.
- The two sections of society most damaged by the growing paralysis in social mobility are the lower middle class and the underclass at the bottom of the heap.
- Yet, the nouveau riche are vastly outnumbered by a huge underclass of desperately poor people.
Definition of underclass in:
- The US English dictionary