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A first-year student at the US Military Academy or the US Naval Academy.
[Probably short for plebeian.]
(Military) informal a member of the lowest class at the US Naval Academy or Military Academy; freshman
[C19: shortened from plebeian]
(at the U.S. Military and Naval academies) a member of the freshman class.
[1605–15; short for plebeian]
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|Noun||1.||plebe - a military trainee (as at a military academy)|
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
midshipman - a temporary rank held by young naval officers in training
trainee - someone who is being trained