bas peuple

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bas peuple m (uncountable)

  1. (often derogatory) the little people, the populace, the plebs, the great unwashed, the unwashed masses, the lower orders, the masses, hoi polloi (the lower class)
    Synonyms: plèbe, populace, prolétariat, vulgum pecus, petites gens, gens de peu

Usage notes[edit]

Always used with the definite article le.