half proletarian

proletarian

[proh-li-tair-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
pertaining or belonging to the proletariat.
2.
(in ancient Rome) belonging to the lowest or poorest class of the people.
noun
3.
a member of the proletariat.

Origin:
1650–60; see proletary, -an

proletarianly, adverb
proletarianness, noun
half-proletarian, adjective
nonproletarian, adjective, noun
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proletarian or proletary (ˌprəʊlɪˈtɛərɪən, ˈprəʊlɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  of, relating, or belonging to the proletariat
 
n , -tarians, -taries
2.  a member of the proletariat
 
[C17: from Latin prōlētārius one whose only contribution to the state was his offspring, from prōlēs offspring]
 
proletary or proletary
 
adj
 
n
 
[C17: from Latin prōlētārius one whose only contribution to the state was his offspring, from prōlēs offspring]
 
prole'tarianism or proletary
 
n
 
prole'tarianness or proletary
 
n

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proletarian
1658 (n.), 1663 (adj.), from L. proletarius "citizen of the lowest class," in ancient Rome, propertyless people, exempted from taxes and military service, who served the state only by having children; from proles "offspring, progeny" (see prolific).
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