from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the lower socioeconomic classes.
- adj. Vulgar or crude; common: was put off by their low-class behavior.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society. Contrasted with
- adj. characteristic of the lower classes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
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According to journalist Herbert Asbury, the author of Gangs of New York, the district was occupied “for the most part, by freed Negro slaves and low-class Irish” who “crowded indiscriminately into the old rookeries of the Points.”
The negative meaning is of poor, low-class, uneducated, disorganized and dirty people.
Well, leave it to a Republican to scrape the bottom of the low-class barrel.
You have broken through to red wines and you wonder why you ever bothered with that low-class swill.
As such, his low-class behavior for years is hard to excuse.
Early on, "the flickers" were often regarded as tawdry, low-class entertainments for illiterate immigrants.
I felt like the "Anonymous" comment was a sort of put-down that we are low-class enough to "know" people who would say such negative things to us, but I feel like even the best of us might be suprised to find ourselves having to interact with people like this someday, through no fault of our own.
The second chapter once again faces Yamaoka up against his estranged father, as they argue about whether great sashimi can be made with low-class fish.
He was a low-class guy with a gift for selling high-class dreams.
Sherman Jenkins and Mike Turner are low-class and therefore want to attract low-class.