- The definition of a plebe is a new freshman or cadet, especially at a military training academy.
An example of a plebe is a man who has just started attending West Point as a freshman.
plebe definition by Webster's New World
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- the plebs in ancient Rome
- Obsolete the common people of any nation
Origin: short for plebeiana member of the freshman class at the U.S. Military Academy or Naval Academy
Origin: French plèbe ; from Classical Latin plebs
plebe definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A first-year student at the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Naval Academy.
Origin: Probably short for plebeian.