Etymology
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prole (n.)

short for proletarian (n.), 1887 (G.B. Shaw); popularized by George Orwell's 1949 novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four." As an adjective from 1938. Related: Proly (adj.); prolier-than-thou.

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Definitions of prole

prole (n.)
a member of the working class (not necessarily employed);
Synonyms: proletarian / worker
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