social class

(redirected from Upper classes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Upper classes: class distinction

social class

1. Social standing or position. Synonym: socioeconomic status
2. A group of people with shared culture, privilege, or position.
References in periodicals archive ?
The results suggest that it's not that upper classes don't care, it's that they just aren't as good at perceiving stress or anxiety," Stellar added.
Note the word 'even', as if the upper classes should know better.
The closing of Paddy's Market is the final proof we need that the upper class executives of Scotland's councils have redefined the definition of regeneration to now mean "the social and class-cleansing of a city or town to benefit the upper classes".
Teschke is also right to argue that the upper classes appropriated much of the social product through royal largess, fees collected by office holders, and investment in state loans.
The finger of blame was pointed firmly towards the institution that matched Charles and Diana in the first place, revealing much about the double sexual standards and hypocrisy within our upper classes.
Weak palatalization was shown to be higher among young women speakers, and it is argued that palatalization is a sound change in progress with women from the upper classes in the lead.
The British magazine Tatler is known for its portraits of debutantes wearing pearls and generally celebrating the country's upper classes, film stars, and fashion models.
Finally concerning the upper classes, we all agreed that they do not work but receive a regular cheque from investments or other sources.
The reader moves from seeing how upper-class children (and others, including slaves of the rich) were cared for by slave or freed wetnurses, educatores and paedagogi, to how slave children often acquired strong emotional ties to adults other than parents, to how many slaves and the children of the lower classes were set to work or to lean a trade early in life while the children of the rich were getting a liberal education, and then to how kin relationships operated in the upper classes.
It was the upper classes of England, believe it or do your own research, who first affected slurred speech, dropping their g's in readin' and writin', and so on.
Across these studies, however, opinions differ as to the extent to which the middle class has declined and how this decline has been divided between the lower and upper classes. The lack of agreement among findings can be attributed to variations in both the definition and measurement of the middle.
In the Vietnam-era draft, the upper classes again had their less-privileged countrymen do the nation's dirty work.

Full browser ?