proletarian

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

Definition of proletarian

  1. :  a member of the proletariat

proletarian

adjective

Origin and Etymology of proletarian

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


First Known Use: circa 1657


PROLETARIAN Defined for English Language Learners

proletarian

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

Definition of proletarian for English Language Learners

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



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