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



BrE BrE//pləˈbiːən//
; NAmE NAmE//pləˈbiːən//
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(usually disapproving) a person from a lower social class (used originally in ancient Rome) compare patrician Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin plebeius (from plebs, pleb- ‘the common people’) + -an.
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