1. proletariat

noun. ['ˌproʊləˈtɛriːət'] a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages.


  • labour
  • organized labor
  • stratum
  • socio-economic class
  • lumpenproletariat
  • class
  • labor force
  • social class
  • labor pool
  • proletarian
  • prole
  • working class
  • worker


  • middle-class
  • upper-class
  • employer
  • nonworker


  • prolétariat (French)
  • -at (French)

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Rhymes with Proletariat

  • secretariat
  • iscariot
  • merriott
  • marriott
  • lariat
  • herriott
  • harriet
  • chariot

How do you pronounce proletariat?

Pronounce proletariat as ˌproʊləˈtɛriət.

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Sentences with proletariat

1. Noun, singular or mass
He refers to this phase as "the dictatorship of the proletariat."

Quotes about proletariat

1. School has become the world religion of a modernized proletariat, and makes futile promises of salvation to the poor of the technological age.
- Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society