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 n.— «Together making up over 27% of the country’s population, the rise of the lower middle classes has led the Sunday Times to coin the acronym “bappies”—booming, aspirational and previously poor.» —“Young women rise from poverty” SouthAfrica.info (South Africa) May 23, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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