Meaning of precariat in English:


Pronunciation /prɪˈkɛːrɪət/


treated as singular or plural the precariat
  • People whose employment and income are insecure, especially when considered as a class.

    ‘most of those in the precariat are just trying to create a meaningful life for themselves’
    • ‘the diminishing prospects of the modern precariat’
    • ‘a disenfranchised generation of precariat youth’


1980s blend of precarious and proletariat.