Definition of 'working class'
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We were meant to be discussing whether the political classes had ignored the white working class. The Sun (2008)Where did the working classes live in eighteenth-century London? A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)He had planned a career in medieval history, but soon switched to focus on the history of the German working class. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Tory vote in the 1950s included a big chunk of the Unionist, Protestant working class. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was the urbanised working classes who first fought for rambling rights to explore the countryside on their days off during the 19th century. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Some got together with white working-class women. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I was brought up in a working-class family. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I come from a very working-class background. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These will undoubtedly have been of great interest to my fellow white working-class fathers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These days you have to be from a working-class background to be successful. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Both my parents came from working-class backgrounds. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We are from a working-class family and we know what it is like to have something taken away from you. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I come from a fairly working-class background and my parents were sending me at great cost and sacrifice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These are mainly working-class students. Times, Sunday Times (2009)People with working-class backgrounds should be able to get through, but they are priced out now. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He look at the conflicting imperatives of his working-class background and his middle-class present. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We were a working-class family and my mam and dad didn't have a whole lot of money. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I come from a working-class background. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There I joined a construction crew of working-class white guys. Christianity Today (2000)So you might wonder why I should be so interested in white working-class youth. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I was brought up by a good working-class family who were very, very hard workers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)No. I come from a working-class background but we always had money to put food on the table. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Although resentment and anger have spread beyond the white working-class, it is focused on the economic impact of immigration rather than colour or race. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'working class'
British English: working-class /ˈwɜːkɪŋklɑːs/ ADJECTIVE
If you are working-class, you are a member of the group of people in a society who do not own much property, who have low social status, and who do jobs which involve using physical skills rather than intellectual skills.
...a self-educated man from a working-class background.
- American English: working-class
- Arabic: طَبَقَةٌ عَامِلَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: classe operária
- Chinese: 工人阶级的
- Croatian: radničke klase
- Czech: dělnická třída
- Danish: arbejderklasse-
- Dutch: van arbeidersklasse
- European Spanish: de clase obrera
- Finnish: työväenluokan
- French: ouvrier
- German: der Arbeiterklasse zugehörig
- Greek: της εργατικής τάξης
- Italian: classe operaia
- Japanese: 労働者階級の
- Korean: 노동자 계급의
- Norwegian: arbeiderklasse-
- Polish: klasa robotnicza
- European Portuguese: classe operária
- Romanian: din clasa muncitoare
- Russian: относящийся к рабочему классу
- Spanish: de clase obrera
- Swedish: arbetarklass-
- Thai: ชนชั้นผู้รับจ้าง
- Turkish: işçi sınıfı
- Ukrainian: робочий клас
- Vietnamese: giai cấp công nhân
Definition of working class from the Collins English Dictionary
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