plebe

plebe(
pleh
-
beh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (social class in ancient Rome)
a. plebeians (plural)
El emperador romano saludó a la plebe desde su balcón.The Roman emperor greeted the plebeians from his balcony.
b. plebs
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(plural)
La plebe esperó a los gladiadores con impaciencia.The plebs awaited the gladiators impatiently.
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
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(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
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(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
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(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."
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plebe
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
la plebethe plebs
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. kid
plebe
la plebe (gen) the common people
plural
; (p)
the masses
plural
; (p)
the mob; the rabble; the plebs (familiar)
plural
(peyorativo); (p)
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