Definition of plebeian :
1. Of or pertaining to the common people; vulgar; common; as, plebeian sports; a plebeian throng.
2. Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people.
3. One of the common people, or lower rank of men.
4. One of the plebs, or common people of ancient Rome, in distinction from patrician.
humble (part of speech: adjective)
vulgar (part of speech: adjective)
- The hatred which his first entry into the service of Mesdames had so bitterly aroused was now redoubled since the old financier, du Verney, had fixed his affections upon the young plebeian, and had helped him to the amassing of a fortune and the procuring of a high position at court.
- Had Mr. Dillon been a plebeian, no notice would have been taken of the matter, but he was an honourable, so Russell must avenge his righteous punishment. - "My Life as an Author", Martin Farquhar Tupper.
- I deem it not beneath my dignity and standing as a reputable gunner to write of the rabbit as an entirely suitable member of the game community; and in doing so I am not dealing with hares or any other thing except plain, little everyday plebeian rabbits- sometimes appropriately called " cotton- tails." - "Fishing and Shooting Sketches", Grover Cleveland.