Definition of plebe in English:

plebe

Syllabification: plebe
Pronunciation: /plēb
 
/

noun

US informal
A newly entered cadet or freshman, especially at a military academy.
More example sentences
  • Before going to bed at the US Naval Academy, a plebe shouts ‘Good night!’
  • The summer before classes begin, they direct the eight weeks of military training for incoming plebes and yearlings.
  • It's not the way we treat anyone - a fresh recruit or a plebe at West Point.

Origin

early 17th century: perhaps an abbreviation of plebeian.

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