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pro·le·tar·i·an

 (prō′lĭ-târ′ē-ən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the proletariat.
n.
A member of the proletariat; a worker.

[From 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- in Indo-European roots.]

pro′le·tar′i·an·ism n.

proletarian

(ˌprəʊlɪˈtɛərɪən) or less commonly

proletary

adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, relating, or belonging to the proletariat
n, pl -tarians or -taries
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of the proletariat
[C17: from Latin prōlētārius one whose only contribution to the state was his offspring, from prōlēs offspring]
ˌproleˈtarianism n
ˌproleˈtarianness n

pro•le•tar•i•an

(ˌproʊ lɪˈtɛər i ən)

adj.
1. pertaining or belonging to the proletariat.
n.
2. a member of the proletariat.
[1835–45]
pro`le•tar′i•an•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proletarian - a member of the working class (not necessarily employed); "workers of the world--unite!"
labor, labour, proletariat, working class - a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
common man, common person, commoner - a person who holds no title
dogsbody - a worker who has to do all the unpleasant or boring jobs that no one else wants to do
Adj.1.proletarian - belonging to or characteristic of the proletariat
low-class, lower-class - occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society

proletarian

adjective
1. working-class, common, cloth-cap (informal), plebeian the issue of proletarian world solidarity
noun
1. worker, commoner, Joe Bloggs (Brit. informal), pleb, plebeian, prole (derogatory slang, chiefly Brit.) The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.
Translations
proletářský

proletarian

[ˌprəʊləˈtɛərɪən]
A. ADJproletario
B. Nproletario/a m/f

proletarian

[ˌprəʊlɪˈtɛəriən]
adjprolétarien(ne)
nprolétaire m/f

proletarian

adjproletarisch
nProletarier(in) m(f)

proletarian

[ˌprəʊləˈtɛərɪən] adj & nproletario/a
References in classic literature ?
But not only has the bourgeoisie forged the weapons that bring death to itself; it has also called into existence the men who are to wield those weapons -- the modern working class -- the proletarians.
Owing to the extensive use of machinery and to division of labour, the work of the proletarians has lost all individual character, and consequently, all charm for the workman.
At this stage, therefore, the proletarians do not fight their enemies, but the enemies of their enemies, the remnants of absolute monarchy, the landowners, the non-industrial bourgeois, the petty bourgeoisie.
And that union, to attain which the burghers of the Middle Ages, with their miserable highways, required centuries, the modern proletarians, thanks to railways, achieve in a few years.
This organisation of the proletarians into a class, and consequently into a political party, is continually being upset again by the competition between the workers themselves.
The proletarians cannot become masters of the productive forces of society, except by abolishing their own previous mode of appropriation, and thereby also every other previous mode of appropriation.
The "dangerous class," the social scum, that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of old society, may, here and there, be swept into the movement by a proletarian revolution; its conditions of life, however, prepare it far more for the part of a bribed tool of reactionary intrigue.
Madame de S was pleased to discover that this young man was different from the other types of revolutionist members of committees, secret emissaries, vulgar and unmannerly fugitive professors, rough students, ex-cobblers with apostolic faces, consumptive and ragged enthusiasts, Hebrew youths, common fellows of all sorts that used to come and go around Peter Ivanovitch--fanatics, pedants, proletarians all.
He had lived in Silesia, a member of a despised and persecuted race, and had taken part in the proletarian movement in the early seventies, when Bismarck, having conquered France, had turned his policy of blood and iron upon the "International.
You might say that there was really but one Socialist principle--that of "no compromise," which was the essence of the proletarian movement all over the world.
He was a proletarian, according to his own aggressive classification, and he had wanted to write for a living.
I am one of the dispossessed, a sansculotte, a proletarian, or, in simpler phraseology addressed to your understanding, a tramp.