Pronunciation: (lō'ur), [key]
1. a class of people below the middle class, having the lowest social rank or standing due to low income, lack of skills or education, and the like.
2. (broadly) working class.
Pronunciation: (lō'ur-klas', -kläs'), [key]
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the lower class: lower-class values.
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