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



    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 Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin plebeius (from plebs, pleb- ‘the common people’) + -an.
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