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.The Making of General Petraeus
David Cloud, Greg Jaffe
June 24, 2010
Not since his probation as a plebe, had he consorted with such a bunch of "hush-mouths."Next Door, Next World
Robert Donald Locke
Before this change the life of the plebe on the summer cruise was not a bed of roses.Pike & Cutlass
There won't even a plebe speak to him, 'cept me an' you an' Injun.
The plebe turned, exhausted though he was, and headed for it.
The plebe ducked; he was quick and agile in body as he was in mind.
- informal a member of the lowest class at the US Naval Academy or Military Academy; freshman
Word Origin and History 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.