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Of, relating to, or characteristic of the proletariat.
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.]
proletarian(ˌprəʊlɪˈtɛərɪən) or less commonly
(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]
pro•le•tar•i•an(ˌproʊ lɪˈtɛər i ən)
1. pertaining or belonging to the proletariat.n.
2. a member of the proletariat.
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|Noun||1.||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"
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|
A. ADJ → proletario
B. N → proletario/a m/f