Derogatory term for the lower classes. Or someone who is a bit rough.Rank. Pikey. Like in Titanic when the posh bird asks Leonardo Di Caprio what is it like down in steerage, and he says something like "Fine, hardly any rats at all, Ma'am". Steerage is quite literally the cheapest accommodation on a passenger ship, but also describes so well someone who is a bit scummy!!!
(Muttered under ones breath when passing youths in bad clothes etc on the street), "Steerage".
by lucie8uk January 22, 2004