The common people


APA Style: (n) The common people. 2017. In The Historical Thesaurus of English, version 4.2. Glasgow: University of Glasgow. Retrieved 26 May 2017, from http://historicalthesaurus.arts.gla.ac.uk/category/?id=149963.

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There are 52 words at this level:

ceorlfolc OE OED

folk < folc OE– now arch. & dial. OED

common a1300–1663 OED

commonty a1300–1663 OED

common folk c1330–c1340 OED

commons c1330– OED

people c1330– OED

commonalty a1340– OED

community 1375 Scots + 1380 + 1572 Scots OED

common people c1380– OED

(common) meinie 1387/8 + 1609 OED

frape a1400–1706 OED

vulgars 1513–1678 OED

the many 1526– OED

common sort 1535 OED

the multitude 1535– OED

the ignobility 1546–1610 + 1835 OED

(the) popular 1552–1633 OED

populace 1572– also fig. OED

populary a1578–1670 OED

number 1578–1738 OED

populars 1579–1610 OED

vulgarity 1579–1659 OED

commonality 1582– OED

many-headed multitude a1586–1595 OED

the vulgar 1590– OED

many-headed monster 1595–1737 OED

the (common) herd 1601– OED

the million 1602– OED

the common file 1607–1838 OED

ignobles c1610–a1761 OED

plebe 1612–1635 OED

populacy 1613–a1834 OED

plebeity 1618–1656 OED

popularity 1632–1771 OED

plebs 1647– OED

civils 1658 OED

menu 1658(2) OED

the crowd 1683– OED

vulgus a1687–a1734 OED

the mob 1691– OED

Pimlico Parliament 1799 OED

citizenry 1819–1858 OED

hoi polloi c1821/2– OED

democracy 1827– OED

demos 1831– OED

the many-headed 1837–1934 derog. OED

the masses 1837– OED

many-headed beast 1849 OED

citizenhood 1871 OED

wimble-wamble 1937 dial. arch. OED

John Q. Public 1937– US colloq. OED

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