Compare Nineteen Eighty-Four, p. 72, ‘If there is hope, wrote Winston, it lies in the proles.’
The word proletariat, from proles, means first of all, having many children (Vielkinderei)!
Sic, macte proles Neptunia novisque honoribus hanc gentem nostram cumula, male coepisti, si hic sistas.
Heinrici 169; Muricipis proles cito discit prendere mures, id.
A member of the lower or working class: Chez Tom Wolfe proles, for example, wear new down coats
[1887+; fr proletarian, ''member of the working class,'' ultimately fr Latin; popularized by George Orwell's 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four]