plebe

[ pleeb ]
/ plib /

noun

Also pleb. (at the U.S. Military and Naval academies) a member of the freshman class.
Obsolete. plebeian(def 4).

Origin of plebe

First recorded in 1605–15; short for plebeian
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plebe

/ (pliːb) /

noun

informal a member of the lowest class at the US Naval Academy or Military Academy; freshman

Word Origin for plebe

C19: shortened from plebeian
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