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Definition of "proletarian" [prol•e•ta•ri•an]

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the proletariat. (adjective)
  • A member of the proletariat; a worker. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "proletarian" in a sentence
  • "Broken capitalist moose antler debt which cannot be repaid is, indeed a concrete destruction of alienated workers brain-value; but the write-downs that it causes are the sound basis of the next predictable upswing in proletarian dictatorship."
  • "His class in proletarian fiction was wildly oversubscribed."
  • "At the end, in the epilogue, this simple-hearted visionary proletarian is acquitted, while"