What is another word for proles?

Pronunciation: [pɹˈə͡ʊlz] (IPA)

Proles is a term used to describe the working class or lower class of society. There are numerous synonyms for this word, including the masses, the proletariat, the common people, the laboring class, the working masses, the rank and file, and the working stiffs. Each of these words describes a group of individuals who work hard to make ends meet and may not have the same opportunities or privileges as those in higher social classes. While some may view these individuals as less important, they are the backbone of society and make valuable contributions in their respective fields of work.

What are the hypernyms for Proles?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Proles

  • “You see life as a contrast between misery and pleasure, Jon; that is not a correct interpretation.” “It’s a pretty good rule of thumb, I should have thought.” “Thought and non-thought is the only valid line of comparison.” “Bit of a bird’s-eye view, isn’t it? That puts us on the same level as the proles.” “Exactly.”
    Brian Aldiss
  • Hostility towards Microsoft is not difficult to find on the Net, and it blends two strains: resentful people who feel Microsoft is too powerful, and disdainful people who think it's tacky. This is all strongly reminiscent of the heyday of Communism and Socialism, when the bourgeoisie were hated from both ends: by the proles, because they had all the money, and by the intelligentsia, because of their tendency to spend it on lawn ornaments. Microsoft is the very embodiment of modern high-tech prosperity — it is, in a word, bourgeois — and so it attracts all of the same gripes.
    Neal Stephenson
  • They, the conservatives, are the real outsides, they tell us, gazing with disgust upon the ludicrous manners of the high and mighty. Or, they tell us, they are rough-and-ready proles, laughing along with us at the efforts of our social "betters" to reform and improve us. That they are often, in fact, people of privilege doing their utmost to boost the fortunes of a political party that is the traditional tool of the privileged is a contradiction that does not trouble them.
    Thomas Frank

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