1. (social class in ancient Rome)
2. (historical class of common people)
a. commoners (plural)
El rey fue coronado entre el aplauso y aclamación de la plebe.The king was crowned among the applause and acclaim of the commoners.
3. (common people)
a. masses (plural)
El dictador saludó a la plebe desde su balcón.The dictator greeted the masses from his balcony
b. plebs (pejorative) (plural)
Desde que tiene plata no quiere juntarse con "la plebe".Since he got rich, he doesn't want to socialize with "the plebs."
c. rabble (pejorative)
¿Ahora que te has graduado de una universidad de élite te crees que eres mejor que la plebe?Now that you've graduated from an elite school you think you are better than the rabble?
d. hoi polloi (pejorative)
El rapero tiene su propio avión para "no tener que juntarse con la plebe".The rapper has his own plane so that "he doesn't have to mix with the hoi polloi."
la plebethe plebs
2. (colloquial) (Mexico)
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