working classworking class
(plural working classes)
- The social class of those who perform physical work for a living, as opposed to the professional or middle class, the upper class, or others.
working class (working-class before noun)
- Relating to the working class; suggestive of the working class in manner of speaking, outlook, appearance or other qualities.
The term working class is often used according to cultural rather than strict socio-economic criteria. It can be politically charged or neutral. Similarly, it can be derogatory, neutral, or positive.
(comparative more working-class, superlative most working-class)
- of or pertaining to the working class