1. Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people.
2. Of or pertaining to the common people; vulgar; common; as, plebeian sports; a plebeian throng.
1. One of the plebs, or common people of ancient Rome, in distinction from patrician.
2. One of the common people, or lower rank of men.
adj 1: of the common people of ancient Rome; "a plebeian
magistrate" [ant: proletarian, patrician]
2: of or associated with the great masses of people; "the
common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior
that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose";
"a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses"
[syn: common, vulgar, unwashed]
n : one of the common people [syn: pleb]