from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A proletarian: "If there is hope . . . it lies in the proles” ( George Orwell).
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- n. A member of the proletariat
- n. A pleb (ordinary person).
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- n. a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
From proletariat ("working class") by shortening (Wiktionary)