(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.”
The devising or choosing of names for things, especially in a science or other discipline. / The term or terms applied to someone or something.
Early 17th century: from French, from Latin nomenclatura, from nomen ‘name’ + clatura ‘calling, summoning’ (from calare ‘to call’).
The process of transferring designs from prepared paper on to glass or porcelain.
Mid 19th century: from French décalcomanie, from décalquer ‘transfer a tracing’ + -manie ‘-mania’ (with reference to the enthusiasm for the process in the 1860s).