Definitions for plebeianplɪˈbi ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ple•be•ianplɪˈbi ən(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the common people.

  2. of or pertaining to the ancient Roman plebs.

    Category: Ancient History

  3. common, commonplace, or vulgar.

  4. (n.)a member of the common people.

  5. a member of the ancient Roman plebs.

    Category: Ancient History

Origin of plebeian:

1525–35; < L plēbēi(us) of the plebs (adj. der. of plēbē(s)plebs ) + -an1

ple•be′ian•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plebeian, pleb(adj)

    one of the common people

  2. common, plebeian, vulgar, unwashed(adj)

    of or associated with the great masses of people

    "the common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose"; "a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses"

Wiktionary

  1. plebeian(Noun)

    One of the plebs, or common people of ancient Rome, in distinction from patrician.

  2. plebeian(Noun)

    One of the common people, or lower rank of men.

  3. plebeian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people.

  4. plebeian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the common people; vulgar; common; as plebeian sports;

    They were all from the ghetto, a plebeian throng.

  5. Origin: plebeius, from plebs, plebis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plebeian(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people

  2. Plebeian(adj)

    of or pertaining to the common people; vulgar; common; as, plebeian sports; a plebeian throng

  3. Plebeian(noun)

    one of the plebs, or common people of ancient Rome, in distinction from patrician

  4. Plebeian(noun)

    one of the common people, or lower rank of men

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