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plebe Syllabification: plebe

Definition of plebe in English:


US informal
A newly entered cadet or freshman, especially at a military academy.
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.


Early 17th century: perhaps an abbreviation of plebeian.

Words that rhyme with plebe

Antibes, Beeb, Delibes, dweeb, glebe, grebe, Maghrib
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