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layman

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a person who regularly or occasionally engages in an activity as a pastime rather than as a profession
  • the discussion about investing was geared more to the layman than to the professional investor

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The first known use of layman was in the 15th century

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“Layman.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/layman. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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