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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: lumpenproletariat 'lowest part of the population' (20-21 centuries), from German, from lump 'dirty untidy person' + proletariat 'proletariat'

lumpen

adjective
     
lum‧pen
1 relating to the poorest and least educated people from the working class
2 large, heavy, and lumpy:
Her body felt lumpen and awkward.

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