Plebe



[pleeb] /plib/

noun
1.
Also, pleb. (at the U.S. Military and Naval academies) a member of the freshman class.
2.
Obsolete. (def 4).
/pliːb/
noun
1.
(informal) a member of the lowest class at the US Naval Academy or Military Academy; freshman
n.

also pleb, “member of the lowest class at a U.S. military academy,” 1833, probably a shortened form of plebeian “one of the lower class,” which in Latin also had the short form plebs or plebes.

noun

A first-year student at Annapolis or West Point

[1833+ Service academy; fr plebeian, ”lower-class person,” fr Latin]

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