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gentleman-commoner

[ jen-tl-muhn-kom-uh-ner ]
/ ˈdʒɛn tl mənˈkɒm ə nər /
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noun, plural gen·tle·men-com·mon·ers.
(formerly) a member of a class of commoners enjoying special privileges at Oxford University.
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Origin of gentleman-commoner

First recorded in 1680–90
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