first world problem(redirected from first-world problem)
first world problem
slang A frivolous issue or problem that is only a source of great concern or frustration because the speaker lives in an economically developed country; a minor issue compared to the hardships faced by those living in so-called "third world" countries. A: "I can't believe the Wi-Fi is down. What am I supposed to do if I can't watch Netflix?" B: "Hello first world problems!" I just got back from a service trip to Haiti, and things I was worried about before I left just seem like first world problems now.
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