[ prohl, proh-lee ]
See synonyms for: proleproles on

  1. a member of the proletariat.

  2. a person who performs routine tasks in a society.

Origin of prole

First recorded in 1885–90; shortened form of proletariat

Words Nearby prole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use prole in a sentence

  • Et licet unicus eis fuisset, mallent prole caruisse, quam talem habuisse.

    Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
  • They reported to a woman named Farilla, who ran a fortune-telling parlor in the prole district.

    Time Crime | H. Beam Piper
  • It's safer to kill a Citizen than bloody a prole's nose; they have all sorts of laws to protect them.

    Time Crime | H. Beam Piper
  • Or have we wrongly understood the letters s. p. to signify sine prole?

  • Contemnenda non est accurata circa Nomina Diligentia ei qui volucrit prole intelligere sacras Literas.

British Dictionary definitions for prole


/ (prəʊl) /

noun, adjective
  1. derogatory, slang, mainly British short for proletarian

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