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underprivileged

[uhn-der-priv-uh-lijd, -priv-lijd] /ˈʌn dərˈprɪv ə lɪdʒd, -ˈprɪv lɪdʒd/
adjective
1.
denied the enjoyment of the normal privileges or rights of a society because of low economic and social status.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; under- + privileged
Synonyms
disadvantaged, deprived.
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British Dictionary definitions for under-privileged

underprivileged

/ˌʌndəˈprɪvɪlɪdʒd/
adjective
1.
lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society; deprived
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Word Origin and History for under-privileged

underprivileged

adj.

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

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