noun pro·le·tar·i·an \ˌprō-lə-ˈter-ē-ən\

: a person who has low social status : a member of the working class

Full Definition of PROLETARIAN

:  a member of the proletariat
proletarian adjective


Latin proletarius, from proles progeny, from pro- forth + -oles (akin to alere to nourish) — more at old
First Known Use: 1658

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture


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