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middle class

noun
     
middle class [countable]
the social class that includes people who are educated and work in professional jobs, for example teachers or managers [↪ lower class, upper class, working class]:
This led to the creation of a new, affluent middle class.
Home ownership was once a privilege of the middle classes.

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