proletarian[prō′lə ter′ē ən]
of the proletariat
Origin of proletarian; from Classical Latin proletarius, citizen of the lowest class (see proletary) + -an
a member of the proletariat; worker
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the proletariat.
A member of the proletariat; a worker.
Origin of proletarianFrom Latin prōlētārius, belonging to the lowest class of Roman citizens (viewed as contributing to the state only through having children), from prōlēs, offspring; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more proletarian, superlative most proletarian)
- Of or relating to the proletariat.
- A member of the proletariat