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Definitions for plebeian
plɪˈbi ənple·beian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plebeian, plebadjective

    one of the common people

  2. common, plebeian, vulgar, unwashedadjective

    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. plebeiannoun

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

  2. plebeiannoun

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

  3. plebeianadjective

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

  4. plebeianadjective

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

    They were all from the ghetto, a plebeian throng.

  5. Etymology: plebeius, from plebs, plebis

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Plebeianadjective

    As swine are to gardens, so are tumults to parliaments, and plebeian concourses to publick counsels. Charles I .

    He through the midst unmark’d,
    In shew plebeian angel militant
    Of lowest order. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. x.

    To apply notions philosophical to plebeian terms; or to say, where the notions cannot fitly be reconciled, that there wanteth a term or nomenclature for it, as the ancients used, they be but shifts of ignorance. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    The differences of mouldable and not mouldable, scissible and not scissible are plebeian notions. Francis Bacon.

    Dishonour not the vengeance I design’d.
    A queen! and own a base plebeian mind! Dryden.

  2. Plebeiannoun

    One of the lower people.

    Etymology: plebeïen, Fr. plebeius, Lat.

    Let him
    Hoist thee up to the shouting plebeians. William Shakespeare.

    You’re plebeians, if they be senators. William Shakespeare.

    Upon the least intervals of peace, the quarrels between the nobles and the plebeians would revive. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  1. plebeian

    In ancient Rome, the plebeians (also called plebs) were the general body of free Roman citizens who were not patricians, as determined by the census, or in other words "commoners". Both classes were hereditary.

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  1. plebeian

    A plebeian is a term that originated in ancient Rome, referring to a commoner or an ordinary citizen who was not part of the aristocracy or nobility. In a broader context, it can be used to describe anyone who is considered lower class or unsophisticated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plebeianadjective

    of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people

  2. Plebeianadjective

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

  3. Plebeiannoun

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

  4. Plebeiannoun

    one of the common people, or lower rank of men

  5. Etymology: [L. plebeius, from plebs, plebis, the common people: cf. F. plbien.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plebeian

    plē-bē′an, adj. pertaining to, or consisting of, the common people: popular: vulgar.—n. originally one of the common people of ancient Rome: one of the lower classes.—v.t. Plebei′anise.—ns. Plebei′anism, state of being a plebeian: the conduct or manners of plebeians: vulgarity; Plebificā′tion, the act of making plebeian.—v.t. Pleb′ify, to make plebeian: to vulgarise. [Fr. plébéien—L. plebeiusplebs, plebis, the common people.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plebeian in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plebeian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of plebeian in a Sentence

  1. Sir Thomas Browne:

    There is a rabble among the gentry as well as the commonalty; a sort of plebeian heads whose fancy moves with the same wheel as these men?in the same level with mechanics, though their fortunes do sometimes gild their infirmities and their purses compound for their follies.

  2. A omega despacito:

    Be a omega despacito boi or you plebeian pleb

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