class consciousness

class consciousness
class′ con′sciousness
1) soc awareness of one's own social or economic rank
2) soc a feeling of identification and solidarity with those belonging to the same social or economic class as oneself
Etymology: 1885–90

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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