(Derogatory) An ordinary person, especially one from the lower social classes.
Mid 17th century: originally as plural plebs, from Latin plebs the common people. Later a shortened form of plebeian.
“Due to the mix up we plebs got to mingle with the hoity-toity in the VIP area.”
“He considers everyone outside his social circle to be plebs and incapable of rational thought.”
A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject./ A collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.
Late 16th century (denoting a drinking party): via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpotēs ‘fellow drinker’, from sun- ‘together’ + potēs ‘drinker’.