prole

[ prohl, proh-lee ]
/ proʊl, ˈproʊ li /

noun Informal.

a member of the proletariat.
a person who performs routine tasks in a society.

adjective


Nearby words

  1. prolapse of uterus,
  2. prolapsus,
  3. prolate,
  4. prolately,
  5. prolation,
  6. proleg,
  7. prolegomenon,
  8. prolegomenous,
  9. prolepsis,
  10. proleptic

Origin of prole

First recorded in 1885–90; shortened form of proletariat

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British Dictionary definitions for proles

prole

/ (prəʊl) /

noun, adjective

derogatory, slang, mainly British short for proletarian
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