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Meaning of plebeian

ple•be•ian

Pronunciation: (pli-bē'un), [key]
— adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the common people.
  2. of, pertaining to, or belonging to the ancient Roman plebs.
  3. common, commonplace, or vulgar: a plebeian joke.
—n.
  1. a member of the common people.
  2. a member of the ancient Roman plebs.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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