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grass roots

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Simple Definition of grass roots

  • : the ordinary people in a society or organization : the people who do not have a lot of money and power

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of grass roots

  1. 1 :  the very foundation or source

  2. 2 :  the basic level of society or of an organization especially as viewed in relation to higher or more centralized positions of power

1901

First Known Use of grass roots

1901


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