Definition of the working class noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

the working class

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the social class whose members do not have much money or power and are usually employed to do manual work (= physical work using their hands) the political party of the working class The working class has rejected them in the elections. compare middle class, upper class
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adjective a working-class background
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: the working class