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plebe

 (plēb)
n.
A first-year student at the US Military Academy or the US Naval Academy.

[Probably short for plebeian.]

plebe

(pliːb)
n
(Military) informal a member of the lowest class at the US Naval Academy or Military Academy; freshman
[C19: shortened from plebeian]

plebe

(plib)

n.
(at the U.S. Military and Naval academies) a member of the freshman class.
[1605–15; short for plebeian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plebe - a military trainee (as at a military academy)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
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The class is composed of 390 plebes, 80 of them women, who entered the academy on June 1, said Maj.
During this time, plebes have no access to television, movies, the internet or music, and restricted access to cell phones.
The PNP chief made the comment after he was asked about reportsthat two Philippine National Police Academy plebes were forced to perform oral sex aspunishment for disobeying their upperclassmen.
How can Bato be proud of his son who has bodyguards and did not undergo hardship like his fellow plebes?
The incident happened on October 6 but it was only this week that the two PNPA plebes filed a formal complaint.
A PNPA official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said one of the cadets forced two plebes to perform oral sex on each other.
The DILG's move came after reports about a second class cadet (third year PNPA student) allegedly forced two plebes, or freshmen students, to perform oral sex at the back of their barracks as punishment for commiting violations.
Like other cadets, Rock shaved off his hair and took part in grueling physical activities during the 'reception rites' for plebes of PNPA.
Three cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) are facing expulsion for allegedly forcing two plebes, or freshmen students, to perform oral sex at the back of their barracks two weeks ago.
Like the other cadets, Rock had his hair shaved off and other physically grueling activities during the 'reception rites' for new plebes of the academy.
As a yearling, she nearly called it quits in the face of the challenges that all plebes have to undergo at the academy.