Definition of plebeian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    plebeian

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//pləˈbiːən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pləˈbiːən//
     
     
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  1. 1connected with ordinary people or people of the lower social classes Such recreational activities were an essential part of plebeian culture.
  2. 2(disapproving) lacking in culture or education plebeian tastes
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin plebeius (from plebs, pleb- ‘the common people’) + -an.
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