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proletariat

noun pro·le·tar·i·at \ˌprō-lə-ˈter-ē-ət, -ē-ˌat\

Definition of PROLETARIAT

1
:  the laboring class; especially :  the class of industrial workers who lack their own means of production and hence sell their labor to live
2
:  the lowest social or economic class of a community
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Examples of PROLETARIAT

  1. <the Bolsheviks believed that Russia's discontented proletariat made that nation ripe for revolution>

Origin of PROLETARIAT

French prolétariat, from Latin proletarius
First Known Use: 1847

Other Sociology Terms

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

Rhymes with PROLETARIAT

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