Meaning of proletarian

pro•le•tar•i•an

Pronunciation: (prō"li-târ'ē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining or belonging to the proletariat.
  2. (in ancient Rome) belonging to the lowest or poorest class of the people.
—n.
  1. a member of the proletariat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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