"pleb", the new four-letter word

Chris Weimer chris.m.weimer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 24 00:49:11 UTC 2012


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C. M. Weimer


Date:    Sun, 21 Oct 2012 08:32:41 +0000
> From:    Tom Zurinskas <truespel at HOTMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: "pleb", the new four-letter word
>
> In thefreedictionary.com the entry "pleb" returns the plural "plebs"
> which is defined and pronounced ~plebz  but  can also be spelled "plebes"
> and pronounced ~pleebeez
>
>
>
> plebs  (plbz)
> n. pl. pleĀ·bes (plbz)
> 1. The common people of ancient Rome: the plebs and the patricians.
> 2. The common people; the populace.
> [Latin plbs; see pel-1 in Indo-European roots.]
>

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