Meaning of gentleman-commoner

gen•tle•man-com•mon•er

Pronunciation: ( jen'tl-mun-kom'u-nur), [key]
— pl. gen•tle•men-com•mon•ers.
  1. (formerly) a member of a class of commoners enjoying special privileges at Oxford University.
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