Meaning of lumpenproletariat

lum•pen•pro•le•tar•i•at

Pronunciation: (lum'pun-prō"li-târ'ē-ut), [key]
— n.
  1. the lowest level of the proletariat comprising unskilled workers, vagrants, and criminals and characterized by a lack of class identification and solidarity.
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