Definition of “the proletariat” - English Dictionary

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“the proletariat” in British English

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the proletariatnoun [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌprəʊ.lɪˈteə.ri.ət/ us /ˌproʊ.ləˈter.i.ət/

the class of people who do unskilled jobs in industry and own little or no property

(Definition of “the proletariat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“proletariat” in American English

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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)

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