under-privileged

underprivileged

[uhn-der-priv-uh-lijd, -priv-lijd]
adjective
denied the enjoyment of the normal privileges or rights of a society because of low economic and social status.

Origin:
1920–25; under- + privileged


disadvantaged, deprived.
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underprivileged (ˌʌndəˈprɪvɪlɪdʒd)
 
adj
lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society; deprived

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underprivileged
1896, from under + pp. of privilege (v.). Noun use is attested from 1935.
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