Origin of proletarian
Examples from the Web for proletarian
Am I going to get a "knock on the door" asking me to explain how Fidel's proletarian paradise knew so much about the Poll Tax?
That sort of Bolshevist is not a proletarian, but rather the very thing he accuses everybody else of being.Eugenics and Other Evils|G. K. Chesterton
With glowing exultation all the expositors and exhorters of the proletarian movement dwell upon the blessedness of toil.Socialism and Democracy in Europe|Samuel P. Orth
Bewaffnung des Volkes; "people" used as a synonym for the proletarian section of it.And the Kaiser abdicates|S. Miles Bouton
less commonly proletary (ˈprəʊlɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
noun plural -tarians or -taries
Word Origin for proletarian
1650s (n.) "member of the lowest class;" 1660s (adj.) "of the lowest class of people;" with -ian + Latin proletarius "citizen of the lowest class" (as an adjective, "relating to offspring"), in ancient Rome, propertyless people, exempted from taxes and military service, who served the state only by having children; from proles "offspring, progeny" (see prolific).