plebe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plebe a military trainee (as at a military academy)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plebe A member of the lowest class in the military academy at West Point; also, a freshman at any military or naval academy.
    • Plebe The common people; the mob. "The plebe with thirst and fury prest."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plebe The common people; the populace; plebs; plebeians.
    • n plebe A member of the lowest class in the United States naval and military academies; a freshman.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. pl├Ębe, fr. L. plebs,

Usage

In literature:

He was glad that he had learned, before the end of his plebe year at West Point, to speak without moving his lips.
"Dearest" by Henry Beam Piper
Deficit alma Ceres, nec plebes pane potitur.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I." by Jacob Bryant
Hodge remembered that Gage had tried to injure Frank in the past, and the dark-eyed plebe was ready to blaze forth in an instant.
"Frank Merriwell's Chums" by Burt L. Standish
One by one the plebes returned to their meeting place.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
The academy had nine black cadets in 1948, including five plebes.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
L. Sullae atque Pompeii a plebe disjectas reposuit.
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
You're getting to be a regular plebe.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
Any one can see at a glance what a great improvement this would be over the old-fashioned stunt of tossing the plebe in a blanket.
"If You Don't Write Fiction" by Charles Phelps Cushing
The characteristics of the child, the sorrows of the "plebe," and the aspirations and experiences of the cadet, are faithfully narrated.
"The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877" by Various
This done I was sent in charge of an orderly to cadet barracks, where my "plebe quarters" were assigned me.
"The Upward Path" by Various
It was evident that, while no plebe escaped entirely, there was no plebe hotel in A company so much observed as their own.
"A Cadet's Honor" by Upton Sinclair
That it was a pleasant custom to make the plebes dress up in masquerade and give a parade or something.
"On Guard" by Upton Sinclair
One after another every 'plebe' in the regiment starts in with the same enthusiasm about Dawson.
"Trumpeter Fred" by Charles King
Justitiae judex quia sum, sub plebe salutor.
"The Dance of Death" by Francis Douce
He's a well-built plebe, and looks like good football material.
"An Annapolis First Classman" by Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
HAEC.MIHI.CVM.domin A.PLEBES QVOQVE nunc sibi VICTRIX VINDICAT hanc faMVLAM ROMANA POTEntia taNDEM.
"Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)" by Charles Bucke
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In news:

Navy plebes have smooth climb up lard-free Herndon Monument.
Navy plebes have smooth climb up lard -free Herndon Monument.
WGN News' Anchor Lourdes Duarte to give daily news briefs on WLEY-FM "La Ley 107.9FM" with Omar "El Plebe".
My son was a plebe, in his first year at West Point.
Bethel grad Dakari Cooke sticks out plebe year at West Point.
La Plebe's (above) anti-authority, bilingual punk approaches a south-of-the-border Dead Kennedys.
Army women's tennis coach Paul Peck knew Anne Houghton , who is just a plebe, was talented enough to be his team's No.
Plebes start Naval Academy career at Induction Day.
Naval Academy plebes start careers on Induction Day.
Naval careers kick-started for plebes on Induction Day.
Plebes arrive for Naval Academy Induction Day.
Members of Arkansas' US Naval Academy Class of 2016 pose for a photograph while attending Plebe Family Orientation Picnic at the Rockefeller Institute in Petit Jean on June 3.
With 5-1 credentials, the only squad that's been able to slow the Payson plebe express has been Class 2A St Johns.
Up in Arms Over a Co-Ed Plebe Summer.
Irwin (right) gives Holcomb (left) a lesson on why no plebe should ever forget the menu.
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