commoner

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noun com·mon·er \ˈkä-mə-nər\

Definition of commoner

  1. 1a :  one of the common peopleb :  one who is not of noble rank

  2. 2 :  a student (as at Oxford) who pays for his own board

Examples of commoner in a Sentence

  1. a prince who married a commoner

14th Century

First Known Use of commoner

14th century


Commoner

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biographical name Com·mo·ner \ˈkä-mə-nər\

Definition of Commoner

  1. Barry 1917–2012 American biologist and educator


COMMONER Defined for English Language Learners

commoner

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noun com·mon·er \ˈkä-mə-nər\

Definition of commoner for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is not a member of the nobility


COMMONER Defined for Kids

commoner

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noun com·mon·er \ˈkä-mə-nər\

Definition of commoner for Students

  1. :  a person who is not privileged or high in social status


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