Lumpen meaning

lŭmpən, lo͝om-
The lumpenproletariat.
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A member of the lumpenproletariat.
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Designating or of persons or groups regarded as belonging to a low or contemptible segment of their class or kind because of their unproductiveness, shiftlessness, alienation, etc.
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Such a person or group.
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Of or relating to dispossessed, often displaced people who have been cut off from the socioeconomic class with which they would ordinarily be identified.

Lumpen intellectuals unable to find work in their fields.

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Of or relating to the lumpenproletariat.
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Vulgar or common; plebeian.
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Having lumps or a lumpy appearance.
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Of or referring to social outcasts.
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Of or relating to the lumpenproletariat.
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Origin of lumpen

  • From German Lumpenproletariat the lowest section of the proletariat lumpenproletariat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • lump –en

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition