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Socio-Economic Class

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Definition of the noun socio-economic class

What does socio-economic class mean as a name of something?


  1. people having the same social, economic, or educational status
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of socio-economic class: class / social class / stratum
    • more generic word: people = any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
    • more specific terms:
      • domain / world = people in general
      • age class = people in the same age range
      • agriculture = the class of people engaged in growing food
      • brotherhood / fraternity / sodality = people engaged in a particular occupation
      • estate of the realm / the three estates / estate = a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
      • working class / proletariat / labour / labor = a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
      • lower class / underclass = the social class lowest in the social hierarchy
      • middle class / bourgeoisie = the social class between the lower and upper classes
      • booboisie = class consisting of all those who are considered boobs
      • commonality / commonalty / commons = a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank
      • peasantry = the class of peasants
      • demimonde = a class of woman not considered respectable because of indiscreet or promiscuous behavior
      • underworld = the criminal class
      • yeomanry = class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land
      • caste = a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth
      • caste = a hereditary social class among Hindus
      • upper class / upper crust = the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy
      • ninja = a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations
      • firing line = the most advanced and responsible group in an activity
      • immigrant class = recent immigrants who are lumped together as a class by their low socioeconomic status in spite of different cultural backgrounds
      • center = politically moderate persons
      • old school = a class of people favoring traditional ideas
      • market = the customers for a particular product or service
      • craft / trade = people who perform a particular kind of skilled work
      • womanhood / fair sex / woman = women as a class
    • part of: society = an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
    • member of: class structure = the organization of classes within a society

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Google previewAn Introduction to Sociolinguistics (2014)

by Ronald Wardhaugh, Janet M. Fuller

Socio-economic class is a main factor which will be addressed at length in chapters 6–8. Another factor in social dialectology which has received a great deal of attention is race/ethnicity; we will focus on African American Vernacular English, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Canadian Social Work (2009)

by Francis J. Turner

The emergence of social history rendered social welfare a more popular topic and, in the 1970s and 1980s, a second flash of social welfare historical writing was lit by issues related to socio-economic class, then issues related to women.

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