commoner Definition

  • 1a person who is not of noble rank or status, especially one belonging to the common people.
  • 2a person who is not a member of the clergy.

Using commoner: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "commoner" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The prince married a commoner.

  • Example

    The commoners were unhappy with the new tax laws.

  • Example

    The commoners were not allowed to attend the royal ball.

commoner Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for commoner

Antonyms for commoner

Phrases with commoner

  • commoner's rights

    the traditional rights of the common people, such as the right to graze animals on common land


    The villagers fought for their commoner's rights to use the village green.

  • commoner's daughter

    a girl or woman who is not of noble birth


    The prince fell in love with a commoner's daughter.

  • commoner's revolt

    a rebellion by the common people against the ruling class


    The commoner's revolt was brutally suppressed by the king's army.


Summary: commoner in Brief

A 'commoner' [ˈkɒmənə(r)] is a person who does not belong to the nobility or clergy. It refers to the common people and is often used in contrast to the aristocracy. Examples include 'The prince married a commoner' and 'The commoners were unhappy with the new tax laws.' Phrases like 'commoner's rights' denote traditional rights of the common people.