Proletarian meaning

prōlĭ-târē-ən
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of the proletariat.
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A member of the proletariat; a worker.
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Of the proletariat.
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A member of the proletariat; worker.
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Of or relating to the proletariat.
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A member of the proletariat.
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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