pleb
noun Date: 1795 plebeian

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pleb — pleb; pleb·i·fi·ca·tion; pleb·i·scite; pleb·i·sci·tum; pleb·e·scite; …   English syllables

  • pleb — [pleb] n [C usually plural] BrE informal [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: plebeian] an insulting word meaning someone who is from a low social class often used humorously ▪ Plebs like me could never have such perfect manners. >plebby adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pleb — [ pleb ] noun count BRITISH INFORMAL an insulting word for an ordinary person. This word shows that the speaker thinks ordinary people are not important or intelligent …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pleb — /pleb/, n. 1. a member of the plebs; a plebeian or commoner. 2. plebe (def. 1). [1850 55, Amer.; short for PLEBEIAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • pleb — 1865 as a colloquial shortening of PLEBIAN (Cf. plebian) (also Cf. PLEBE (Cf. plebe)). West Point sense attested by 1883 …   Etymology dictionary

  • pleb — n. plebeian, common man, member of the lower class; member of the common class (in ancient Rome) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pleb — ► NOUN informal, derogatory ▪ a member of the lower social classes. DERIVATIVES plebby adjective. ORIGIN abbreviation of PLEBEIAN(Cf. ↑plebeian) …   English terms dictionary

  • pleb — UK [pleb] / US noun [countable] Word forms pleb : singular pleb plural plebs British informal an insulting word for an ordinary person. This word shows that the speaker thinks ordinary people are not important or intelligent …   English dictionary

  • pleb — /plɛb / (say pleb) Colloquial –noun 1. a commonplace or vulgar person. –adjective 2. vulgar, commonplace. {from plebs, misanalysed as a plural noun with the singular pleb} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pleb — commonplace or ordinary person …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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