The Closing Word: Plebeian

The Closing Word: PlebeianThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (pluh-BEE-an)

of or associated with the great masses of people

one of the common people

From “In Roman times, the lower class of people was the plebeian class. Today, if something is plebeian, it is of the common people. When you hear the word plebeian used to describe a form of art or taste, it means that while something is liked by a lot of people, it may not be of the highest quality or taste.”

“We enjoy the camaraderie of our local Super Bowl block party, even if we’re not much interested in the plebeian sport.”


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