plebs

noun
\ ˈplebz How to pronounce plebs (audio) , ˈpleps How to pronounce plebs (audio) \
plural plebes\ ˈplē-​(ˌ)bēz How to pronounce plebes (audio) , ˈplā-​ˌbās How to pronounce plebes (audio) \

Definition of plebs

1 : the general populace
2 : the common people of ancient Rome

First Known Use of plebs

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plebs

Latin

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