sermo plebeius

noun
sermo ple·​be·​ius

Definition of sermo plebeius

: Vulgar Latin spoken by the common people distinguished from sermo cotidianus

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History and Etymology for sermo plebeius

Medieval Latin, from Latin, speech of the lower classes

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“Sermo plebeius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sermo%20plebeius. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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