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the proletariatnoun [S, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌprəʊ.lɪˈteə.ri.ət/ /ˌprɒl.ɪ-/  us   /ˌproʊ.ləˈter.i-/
the ​class of ​people who do ​unskilledjobs in ​industry and own little or no ​property
(Definition of the proletariat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the proletariat”
in Chinese (Simplified) 工人阶级, 无产阶级…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工人階級, 無產階級…
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