Origin of proletarianfrom Classical Latin proletarius, citizen of the lowest class (see proletary) + -an
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