We're all familiar with the typical factors that determine class—money, education, background, yadda yadda yadda. But what about whether you live over the mantle, behind the harpsichord, or under a clock? In The Borrowers, where your family lives matters more than just about anything else when it comes to figuring out where you fall on the social hierarchy. But as some of our characters soon realize, your class doesn't really say much of anything at all about who you truly are.
The class system the borrowers use is yet another example of their prejudice.
Homily is herself stuck-up, and is "house-proud." So she should probably stop complaining about everyone else being snobby.