hoi polloi


hoi pol·loi

noun plural \ˌhi-pə-ˈli\

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

Full Definition of HOI POLLOI

:  the general populace :  masses

Examples of HOI POLLOI

  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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