Definitions for working-class
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word working-class.
labor, labour, working class, proletariatadjective
a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
"there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
propertyless, wage-earning, working-class, blue-collaradjective
of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers
"party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw
working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries
"working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor"
of or pertaining to the working class
The working class (or labouring class) comprises those engaged in manual-labour occupations or industrial work, who are remunerated via waged or salaried contracts. Working-class occupations (see also "Designation of workers by collar colour") include blue-collar jobs, and most pink-collar jobs. Members of the working class rely exclusively upon earnings from wage labour; thus, according to more inclusive definitions, the category can include almost all of the working population of industrialized economies, as well as those employed in the urban areas (cities, towns, villages) of non-industrialized economies or in the rural workforce.
The working-class refers to individuals in a social group, primarily characterized by their employment in low-paying, manual or industrial labor jobs. This includes professions such as factory workers, craftspeople, laborers, and similar roles. They often have lower levels of education and income when compared to other social classes. Working-class individuals and families may also be referred to as blue-collar workers.
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Rank popularity for the word 'working-class' in Adjectives Frequency: #640
The numerical value of working-class in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of working-class in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
The crowd became hostile very quickly due to wanting to go to work. I sympathize with the aims of Extinction Rebellion but this was an own goal, canning Town is a very working class area. Seeing what they perceived to be middle-class protesters preventing working class people from earning a living didn't go down well.
The working-class is now issuing from its hiding-place to assert an Englishman's heaven-born privilege of doing as he likes, and is beginning to perplex us by marching where it likes, meeting where it likes, bawling what it likes, breaking what it likes.
I once said, "We will bury you," and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.
I once said, We will bury you, and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.
I was talking specifically about Donald Trump and his policies, his economic nationalism doesn’t care about your race, your religion, your gender, your sexual preference. Here’s what it cares about, that you’re citizens of the United States of America. We have all-time low unemployment among blacks in this country and 20-year low among Hispanics. The black working class and Hispanic working class are now getting the benefits of border security and economic nationalism.
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