- lower-class UK US adjective► POLITICS, ECONOMICS belonging or relating to a social group who are poor and usually do not have a very high level of education: »
He claims his flat-tax proposal would help middle-class and lower-class Americans.»
She described the brutal realities of lower-class life during the Depression.→ Compare THE MIDDLE CLASS(Cf. ↑the middle class), UPPER CLASS(Cf. ↑upper class), WORKING-CLASS(Cf. ↑working-class)lower class noun [S]► »
I am from the lower class and I have never forgotten it.
Financial and business terms. 2012.