Meaning of “the proletariat” in the English Dictionary


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proletariatnoun [ U ]

us /ˌproʊ·lɪˈteər·i·ət/

world history the people in a society who do not control production and must work in order to live, or the lowest social and economic group in a society

(Definition of “proletariat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)