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- adj. Not of the elite, of the peasantry or working-class.
- adj. Unrefined.
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- adj. same as low-class. Contrasted with
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- adj. occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
- n. the social class lowest in the social hierarchy
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We also find some evidence that upward bridging is more common among religiously involved lower-class Americans, but that pattern is much less robust.45
If he was in a typical lower-class eighteenth-century American urban tavern, he would have seen white men and black men sitting together and drumming their fingers to the music on long wooden tables.
Though lower-class Americans continued to fill taverns, the class of men who led the Revolution were undergoing a radical self-reformation.
These groups targeted gambling houses, brothels, dance halls, and lower-class taverns.
A line drawing of a typical lower-class tavern in an early American city.
If it was one of the lower-class establishments on Walnut Street, the kind of place where most Philadelphians went, before he reached the front door, Adams would have heard white men fiddling Irish reels and black men pounding out driving African rhythms on hand drums, rattles, and wooden blocks.
I worked and lived among lower-class people as a young adult, disguising myself as someone who really cared about them.
Slate called them a group of "tough guys, skanks, soccer hooligans, lower-class unsophicates, and cheesy celebrities".
In the beginning I was more squirming out of the discomfort that we basically have a heroic band of WASPs fighting (and beating up) lower-class minorities.
Though the “colored aristocracy” was hampered with issues of color, refinement and social status, they did nonetheless see themselves as a “buffer” between whites and lower-class blacks; a buffer that would prove the equality and ability of black Americans in a post-Civil War society.