Examples from the Web for proletariat
At the height of the Soviet Union, the proletariat universally understood everything their government said was a work of fiction.
In a post on his blog, Sprouse claims that he has become a member of the proletariat to feed his video game addiction.Taylor Swift Cast in ‘The Giver,’ Kimmel Laughs at Kanye ‘Rap Feud’|Culture Team|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
While Bolshevism was a dictatorship of the proletariat, Nazism was a dictatorship with a voting consensus behind it.Communism and Fascism: The Reason They Are So Similar|J.P. O’Malley|September 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I think Col Allan is always proving how much of the proletariat he is.
The fact of compulsory education created a proletariat able and willing to read.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier
Lenine is afraid that the proletariat is too soft-hearted and lenient.Bolshevism|John Spargo
And it is especially their so-called tactics that are harmful to the proletariat.Anarchism and Socialism|George Plechanoff
The proletariat is being vulgarized for the benefit of the people who buy novels.Rosinante to the Road Again|John Dos Passos
The dictatorship of the proletariat led rapidly to an almost complete stoppage of industry.The Red Conspiracy|Joseph J. Mereto
British Dictionary definitions for proletariat
Word Origin for proletariat
Word Origin and History for proletariat
also proletariate, "the lowest class," 1853, from French prolétariat, from Latin proletarius (see proletarian). In political economics, "indigent wage-earners," from 1856. Leninist phrase dictatorship of the proletariat attested from 1918.
Culture definitions for proletariat (1 of 2)
In Marxism, the industrial working class, people without property.