Origin of proletariat
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
Word Origin 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.
In Marxism, the industrial working class, people without property.