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
Yes Stephen Fry, I'll settle for 'pleb' … Shame you're not yourself, you toffee-nosed Establishment stooge.
"Several cadets threatened to resign, some advocated maiming him for life, and a Democratic 'pleb' from Illinois exclaimed, 'I'd rather die than drill with the black devil.'
Cameron is a posh pleb but if your assertion about him is correct and he views a country as having to abide by "household economics" then broadly speaking I could possibly agree with him,especially as in theory he governs a fertile island with an existing infrastructure.
I was beginning to feel like a pleb; as if I'd lost a bet with a friend with the forfeit being to traipse around the corridors of a hotel in nothing but a discoloured beach towel.
The rhetoric of prejudicial disdain is meted out, on the one hand against the “hoity-toity”, and on the other against the “hoi poloi” -- against the “snob” with complex tastes and the “pleb” with simple tastes.
Prescriptivism in the strange fiction genres is ideally situated to act as carrier of anti-intellectualism and classism, with advocates of more commercial fiction decreeing complex works “improper” and advocates of more complex fiction decreeing commercial works “improper”, each opponent of “elitist wank” or “populist trash” ironically engendering a counter-response that abjects them as a “pleb” or a “snob”.
There was nothing there for a poor pleb like me, so I ended up skimming over the last two hundred pages.
"I fear there will a worse come in his place", the prescient pleb says in Julius Caesar after the tyrant is toppled.
This civvie was at his desk, making sure that all your wonderful (ahem) IT systems were up and running, but Im just a pleb and not management.
And we didnt on July 27, 2009 at 7: 19 pm Olivers Army re the link from amy barnes – it makes me bloody livid to hear the bleating coming from that pleb, about his human rights and his precious feelings.