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hoi polloi

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noun plural hoi pol·loi \ˌhȯi-pə-ˈlȯi\

Simple Definition of hoi polloi

  • : ordinary people : people who are not rich, famous, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hoi polloi

  1. :  the general populace :  masses

Examples of hoi polloi in a sentence

  1. <I pay no attention to the opinions of the hoi polloi, the writer sniffed>



Origin of hoi polloi

Greek, the many


First Known Use: 1837


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