Meaning of Second World in English:

Second World


  • The former communist block consisting of the Soviet Union and some countries in eastern Europe.

    ‘In common usage, the Third World comprises all countries not included in the First World and the Second World.’
    • ‘It is a pecking order that originated in militaries, entered schools, and now is a social system of the Second World.’
    • ‘The old Second World enjoyed a certain measure of autonomy from the capitalist global system.’
    • ‘As regards food, the Third World is waiting to feed us and this should be encouraged as, in the process of doing so, it will become the Second World.’