Michael Quinion wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Wed Jan 30 19:49:31 UTC 2008

In Bill Mullins's note, he used the word "classless". To me, perhaps from
a surfeit of British preoccupations with class, that means a person who
does not belong to any particular social class. He's obviously using to
mean a person who lacks class. So far as I know, this won't work in
British English, but is it a common US form?

Michael Quinion
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