from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A commoner; a plebeian.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A common person, someone of a lower class.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the common people; a plebeian; a low-born person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of the common people
Short for plebeian, or perhaps back-formation from plebs.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Abbreviation of plebeian ("member of the lower class in ancient Rome"), or by back-formation from Latin plebs. (Wiktionary)