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proletariat

pro·le·tar·i·at

proletariat

 
 
pronunciation:
pra l teI ri t
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: the working class, esp. those who lack capital and must sell their usu. unskilled labor in order to survive.
The revolutionaries declared that factories and other means of production should be handed over to the proletariat.
similar words:
labor
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