Definition of Second World in English:

Second World


  • The former communist block consisting of the Soviet Union and some countries in eastern Europe.

    • ‘In common usage, the Third World comprises all countries not included in the First World and the Second World.’
    • ‘It is a pecking order that originated in militaries, entered schools, and now is a social system of the Second World.’
    • ‘As regards food, the Third World is waiting to feed us and this should be encouraged as, in the process of doing so, it will become the Second World.’
    • ‘The old Second World enjoyed a certain measure of autonomy from the capitalist global system.’