Lace-curtain



[leys-kur-tn] /ˈleɪsˌkɜr tn/

adjective, Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
characteristic of or aspiring to the standards and attributes of the middle class:
Her latest novel traces the rise of a lace-curtain Irish family in Boston.

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