Origin of plebe
Examples from the Web for plebe
He did well during his plebe year but not spectacularly, earning a class rank of 161st out of more than 800 classmates.
It was evident that, while no plebe escaped entirely, there was no plebe hotel in A company so much observed as their own.A Cadet's Honor|Upton Sinclair
There have been several plots like that tried, but he has too much faith in that fool of a plebe.
The plebe was Mark, his clear-cut, handsome features shining in the yellow light.
Word Origin for plebe
also pleb, "member of the lowest class at a U.S. military academy," 1833, probably a shortened form of plebeian "one of the lower class," which in Latin also had the short form plebs or plebes.