The definition of a plebe is a new freshman or cadet, especially at a military training academy.noun
An example of a plebe is a man who has just started attending West Point as a freshman.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: Fr plèbe < L plebs
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Origin: Probably short for plebeian.