Definition of commoner:
- A prostitute.
abdicate, dethrone, PLeB, commonalty, ruck, peasant, civilian, crown, over, common man, plebeian, accession, depose, accede, bourgeoise, the crown, little man, hoi polloi, court, member of the rank and file, coronation, third estate, citizen, common person, commonality.
After completing his course there he was entered as a gentleman commoner in the University of Cambridge where he became a finished scholar and polished gentleman, esteemed and respected by his acquaintances.- "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
He could not know that she was ambitious of becoming his daughter- in- law, while he was opening out to her the mysteries of the House of Lords, and explaining how it came to pass that while he was a member of one House of Parliament, his son should be sitting as a member of another;- how it was that a nobleman could be a commoner, and how a peer of one part of the Empire could sit as the representative of a borough in another part.- "The Duke's Children", Anthony Trollope.
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.