pleb

[ pleb ]
/ plɛb /

noun

a member of the plebs; a plebeian or commoner.

Origin of pleb

1850–55, Americanism; short for plebeian
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British Dictionary definitions for pleb

pleb

/ (plɛb) /

noun

short for plebeian
British informal, often derogatory a common vulgar person
See also plebs
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Word Origin and History for pleb

pleb


n.

1856 as a colloquial shortening of plebeian in the ancient Roman sense. West Point sense attested by 1851 (see plebe).

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