straddler
 n.— «Alfred Lubrano’s “Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams” (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) examines the issues faced by those who carry their working-class upbringings into the middle class. Education brings these “Straddlers,” as he calls them, into a larger world, giving them access to safer, more intellectually stimulating jobs, but also divides them from their parents and the people with whom they grew up.» —“Succeeding With an Upbringing That’s Not Upper Crust” by Mary Ellen Slayter Washington Post May 2, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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