Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "commoner" [com•mon•er]

  • One of the common people. (noun)
  • A person without noble rank or title. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commoner" in a sentence
  • "Even Rachel, her best friend, wanted to vote her Biggest Plebe in our online poll—“plebe” after the word for commoner—in social studies last year."
  • "Her father initially disapproved of the match, despite the fact that 36 years ago to the day he married a "commoner" - Silvia Sommerlath, who is of mixed German and Brazilian descent."
  • "And with LIFE Books' The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton we are already there with Charles and Di's son--Elizabeth's grandson--as he prepares to wed the lovely Kate Middleton in a true fairytale story: the man who will be king and the so-called "commoner" who has captured his heart."