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the middle class

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the middle class pronunciation in British English
  1. the social class that consists mostly of educated people who have professional jobs: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

    the growth of the middle classes in the 19th century

    the upper/lower middle class:

    She considers herself to be a member of the upper middle class.

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