underclass

[ UK /ˌʌndəklˈɑːs/ ]
[ US /ˈəndɝˌkɫæs/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. belonging to the lowest and least privileged social stratum
    underclass mothers and children
NOUN
  1. the social class lowest in the social hierarchy
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How To Use underclass In A Sentence

  • Accompanying the exclusion from the labour market has been a policy of disenfranchising the underclass from full welfare citizenship.
  • I think the real target oftentimes is not the underclass so much as it is college students.
  • Even then, John was a seasoned veteran of local politics; for the last quarter century, he has championed the rights and the needs of the homeless and low-income tenants, the forgotten underclasses of a city that hates the poor.
  • Community and self respect must be returned to the underclass or there will never be enough social workers to prevent this underside of Britain festering. Archive 2007-11-18
  • There will be no deferments; seniors will be allowed to finish the year, and underclassmen will only be allowed to finish the semester.
  • Her writings reflect her commitment to the underclass whose lives are often portrayed inaccurately in American literature.
  • At least one top NBA scout has been telling college underclassmen who might be borderline first-round picks this June that it's better to wait for the 2005 draft.
  • Thomas Maier, author of a well documented history of the clan, called him, ‘a tribune for the underclass’, and he was that.
  • Society is creating an underclass without standards, principles or decency, but nobody seems to recognise this, let alone be doing anything about it.
  • We have four black belts and as many 'underclassmen'. JujitsuBlog.com
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