Definition of proletkult in English:

proletkult

(also proletcult, proletkul't, proletculte)

noun

historical
  • In the Soviet Union: an organization set up in 1917 to promote proletarian cultural activity; (also) culture reflecting or encouraging a purely proletarian ethos.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Stevens Point Daily Journal. From Russian proletkul′t from prolet- (in proletarskaja, feminine of proletarskij proletarian) + kul′t- (in kul′tura culture), short for proletarskaja kul′tura proletarian culture. In forms prolecult, proletculte probably influenced by culture.

Pronunciation

proletkult

/ˌprɒlɛtˈkʊlt//ˌprəʊlɛtˈkʌlt/