Proletarian Definition

prōlĭ-târē-ən
proletarians
adjective
Of the proletariat.
Webster's New World
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noun
proletarians
A member of the proletariat; worker.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Proletarian

Noun

Singular:
proletarian
Plural:
proletarians

Origin of Proletarian

  • From Latin prōlētārius belonging to the lowest class of Roman citizens (viewed as contributing to the state only through having children) from prōlēs offspring al-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin proletarius (“a man whose only wealth is his offspring, or whose sole service to the state is as father"), from proles (“offspring, posterity")

    From Wiktionary

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