(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.”
Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.
Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.