lumpenproletariat lumpenproletariat


  • (n) (Marxism) the unorganized lower levels of the proletariat who are not interested in revolutionary advancement


  1. He put the lump in lumpenproletariat.
  2. This damaged soul lives among others of Hollywood's lumpenproletariat in Gower Gulch, a sort of surrealist Hooverville.
  3. But Ensor's waterfront lumpenproletariat look just as subhuman as his judges and police officers.

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  • "He is a ferocious competitor, an edgy populist who wins the hearts of his lumpenproletariat countrymen even while he is demolishing the economy, and a supremely ambitious politician who is a threat to the entire post-revolutionary...
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Gary Sick Source: Times Online

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