Definition of new class in English:

new class

noun

Politics
  • 1In the Soviet Union and other communist countries: a privileged elite of Party bureaucrats. Compare "nomenklatura".

  • 2A class of well-educated professionals, especially when politically liberal and considered to be in contention with the (conservative) business class for power and status.

adjective

Politics
  • Of, belonging to, or characteristic of any newly identified or emerging social or socio-economic class.

Origin

1950s. From new + class [adjective].

Pronunciation

new class

/ˈnjuː ˈklaːs//ˌnjuː ˈklas/