First World

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Proper noun[edit]

First World

  1. (historical, politics) Those countries aligned with the West during the Cold War, particularly in contrast to those aligned with the East (Second World).
  2. (informal) Wealthy, developed nations, contrasted with the Third World.
    Synonym: Global North
  3. (Hopi religion) Synonym of Tokpela

Usage notes[edit]

The entire concept of ranking countries in this way is deprecated except in its historical senses; see Third World § Usage notes.


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