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pleb

Pronunciation: /pleb/

Translation of pleb in Spanish:

noun/nombre

[colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo]
  • 1 (British English/inglés británico) ordinario, (masculine, feminine), naco, (masculine, feminine) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo], mersa (masculine and feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo], roto, (masculine, feminine) (Chile) [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo]
    Example sentences
    • It was with a certain degree of self-confessed smugness that I looked out as the blustery wind swept around headquarters and the ordinary plebs tried to wrap up against the elements.
    • Tressell wrote his book for the coffee tables of the dissenting middle classes rather than for plebs like Towers and me.
    • The truly posh very rarely have much to do with this, so it tends to be the upper middle class vs the utter plebs.

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