EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MIDDLE-CLASS
This middle-class sentiment, or socialism, or whatever it may be, is rotten.
I had read, in books by English writers, of the British middle-class Pharisee.
The Manila middle-class native, in particular, possesses none of this.
That is the life of the middle-class woman, as you probably know.
England's middle-class government was the ideal of human progress.
His parents, who were middle-class people, were well-to-do in the world.
Certainly they never seem at home in a middle-class society.
The Dunces were middle-class and Whiggish, their spirit capitalist.
The effect upon the middle-class Whigs is, however, more to my purpose.
The middle-class farmer is above all men exclusive in his ideas.
1766; as an adjective, "characteristic of the middle class" (depreciative) it dates from 1893.