Groundling

A groundling was a person who frequented the Globe Theatre in the early 17th century and was too poor to pay to be able to sit on one of the three levels of the theatre. By paying one penny, they could stand in `the pit`, also called `the yard`, just below the stage to watch the play. Standing in the pit was uncomfortable, and people were usua...
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Groundling

• (n.) A fish that keeps at the bottom of the water, as the loach. • (n.) A spectator in the pit of a theater, which formerly was on the ground, and without floor or benches.
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Groundling

Ground'ling noun [ Ground + - ling .] 1. (Zoology) A fish that keeps at the bottom of the water, as the loach. 2. A spectator in the pit of a theater, which formerly was on the ground, and without floor or benches. « No comic buffoon to make the groundlin...
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groundling

person of inferior taste; commoner
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groundling

[n] - in Elizabethan theater: a playgoer in the cheap standing section
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