lower classlow·er class
the social class below the middle class; working class
The socioeconomic class or classes of lower than middle rank in a society.
(plural lower classes)
- A class of people in a society characterized by low incomes, low level of education, high unemployment and, as a result of these, a low social status.
(comparative more lower-class, superlative most lower-class)
- Not of the elite, of the peasantry or working-class.
- The lower-class people have little chance of advancement.
- His lower-class tastes tended to run to three-stooges movies and cheap drink.