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Word of the Day 09/13/19 Plebeian

Plebeian (adjective, noun)
plebeian [ pli-bee-uhn ]


adjective
1. belonging or pertaining to the common people.
2. of, relating to, or belonging to the ancient Roman plebs.
3. common, commonplace, or vulgar: a plebeian joke.

noun
4. a member of the common people.
5. a member of the ancient Roman plebs.

RELATED FORMS
ple·be·ian·ism, noun
ple·be·ian·ly, adverb
ple·be·ian·ness, noun
un·ple·be·ian, adjective

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3. lowbrow, low, ordinary, popular.

Origin: 1525–35; < Latin plēbēi(us) of the plebs (plēbē(s) plebs + -ius adj. suffix) + -an

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