Try Our Apps


Word of the Day
Saturday, April 05, 2003

Definitions for plebeian

  1. Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people.
  2. Of or pertaining to the common people.
  3. Vulgar; common; crude or coarse in nature or manner.

Learn something
new every day


Thank youfor signing up
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for plebeian
He was unashamed of his plebeian roots but keen to provide himself with aristocratic forebears. Graham Robb, Victor Hugo
During the Soviet era, anyone of any ethnic background who did the dirty deeds demanded of them to get ahead was rewarded with a crummy but better-than-average apartment, a steady supply of cheap sausage and low-grade vodka, and a host of other plebeian amenities too dull to talk about here. Jeffrey Tayler, The Atlantic
Origin of plebeian
Plebeian is from Latin plebeius, from plebs, plebis, "the common people."