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pleb

Syllabification: pleb
Pronunciation: /pleb
 
/

Definition of pleb in English:

noun

derogatory
An ordinary person, especially one from the lower social classes.
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.

Origin

mid 17th century: originally plural, from Latin plebs. Later a shortened form of plebeian.

Derivatives

plebby

1
Pronunciation: /ˈplebē/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Eleven of the poor souls are to be discarded like crumpled tissue paper, the time-honoured public phone vote ensuring that one of their number is transported into the main house to meet their plebby new pals.
  • I would have to study something plebby and lame.
  • Where Mummy and Daddy used to live in very posh West of London, they had some rather plebby next door neighbours.

Words that rhyme with pleb

Aurangzeb, bleb, celeb, deb, ebb, reb, web, Webb

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