proletarianize

verb

pro·​le·​tar·​i·​an·​ize ˌprō-lə-ˈter-ē-ə-ˌnīz How to pronounce proletarianize (audio)
proletarianized; proletarianizing

transitive verb

: to reduce to a proletarian status or level

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of proletarianize was in 1887

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“Proletarianize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proletarianize. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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