Recent Examples of proletarian from the Web
The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.
Unlike the proletarians whom Karl Marx exhorted to shed their chains, most people have rather a lot to lose.
What if a roving band of mutant proletarians suddenly shows up at the front door?
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PROLETARIAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of proletarian for English Language Learners
: a person who has low social status : a member of the working class
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