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prole

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Pronunciation: /prəʊl
 
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informal , derogatory

Definition of prole in English:

noun

A member of the working class: the proles live in no-go areas with no jobs
More example sentences
  • Party members were tightly controlled, but the inner party made no attempt to turn the proles from spasmodic mob into party members.
  • The new communist masters decided that Skoda would produce cars for the proles while the politburo and their apparatchiks would get a new luxury saloon built by Tatra.
  • The rich will not bat an eyelid at paying £5 if it clears a few of the proles out of their way.

adjective

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Working class: prole soldiers
More example sentences
  • It's largely in deference to prole sensibilities that buildings have no thirteenth floor and that thirteen is skipped over when racing cars are numbered.
  • The types ranged through the British class system; actors rarely shuttled between posh parts and prole roles.
  • Besides, the characters are too upwardly mobile for a standard prole opera.

Origin

late 19th century: abbreviation of proletariat.

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