plebs

[plebz]
noun (used with a plural verb)
1.
(in ancient Rome) the common people, as contrasted with the patricians and later with the senatorial nobility or the equestrian order.
2.
the common people; the populace.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin plēbs, plēbēs

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pleb

[pleb]
noun
1.
a member of the plebs; a plebeian or commoner.
2.
plebe ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; short for plebeian

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pleb (plɛb)
 
n
1.  short for plebeian
2.  informal, derogatory often (Brit) a common vulgar person

plebs (plɛbz)
 
n
1.  (functioning as plural) the common people; the masses
2.  (functioning as singular or plural) Compare patrician common people of ancient Rome
 
[C17: from Latin: the common people of ancient Rome]

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Leave the viewing to us plebs without any social calendars.
The answer is that they need someone to bring the populist plebs along for the neocon ride.
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