commoner

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noun com·mon·er \ ˈkä-mə-nər \

Definition of commoner

1 a :one of the common people
b :one who is not of noble rank
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

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First Known Use of commoner

14th century


Commoner

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

Definition of Commoner

Barry 1917–2012 American biologist and educator

COMMONER Defined for English Language Learners

commoner

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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

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

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