lower-middle-class lower-middle-class

Definition(s):

  • (adj) occupying the lower part of the middle socioeconomic range in a society

Usage(s):

  1. Its portrait of a lower-middle-class marriage is as incisive and coldblooded as anything TV has shown.
  2. Thus the working-class or lower-middle-class American hangs in anxious suspension above poverty and well below af fluence.
  3. Born in a lower-middle-class subdivision in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, Minkow discovered early on that money was the magic carpet by which he could escape his humble origins.

News

  • Are Wal-Mart's shoppers disappearing?

    Wal-Mart has cut orders to suppliers in the face of poor sales, according to a recent report. Is this a blip for the world’s largest retailer, or a reflection of tough times for Wal-Mart’s base of lower-middle-class customers?
    on September 28, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  1. "It brought to the lower-middle-class black people a sense of what fashion really was. She gave the local community a chance to see these clothes," said Andre Leon Talley, editor at large for Vogue magazine.
    on Jan 4, 2010 By: Andre Leon Talley Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Larry J. Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, described Nascar Dads as "middle-to-lower-middle-class males who are family men, live in rural areas, used to vote heavily Democratic but now usually vote Republican."
    on Nov 20, 2006 By: Larry Sabato Source: AlterNet

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