Definition of social class in English:

social class


  • A division of a society based on social and economic status.

    ‘people from different social classes and walks of life’
    ‘her social class excluded her from training at an art school’
    [mass noun] ‘Austen was a keen observer of social class’
    • ‘The players come from different social classes.’
    • ‘People of all social classes migrated to the towns, including members of the nobility.’
    • ‘It doesn't matter which social class or part of town the clubbers come from, nor does it matter how much they earn.’
    • ‘Did the commune members come from particular social classes?’
    • ‘We have created a new social class in America.’
    • ‘You get no help if you come from the lower social classes, from the wrong side of the tracks.’
    • ‘Parents of different social classes often have different child-rearing styles.’
    • ‘Why would people from all different walks of life and social classes all be invited to the same party?’
    • ‘Mrs. Higgins reminds them that they should consider what they are going to do with this woman who they have educated beyond her social class.’
    • ‘Televised soap operas are extremely popular with Brazilians of all social classes.’
    • ‘Travel narratives suggest that many well-to-do European and American travelers were appalled by the mixing of social classes.’
    • ‘Income was overwhelmingly seen as the number one determinant of social class in New Zealand.’
    • ‘She was lured away from her lover and her social class, and then preyed upon by men who believed wealth can and does control everything.’
    • ‘In the past, most people had arranged marriages to someone of the same social class.’
    • ‘Apparently you can tell your social class by the way your sofas are arranged.’