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noun. ['ˈleɪmən'] someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person.
- common person
- common man
- lay reader
Rhymes with Layman
How do you pronounce layman?
Pronounce layman as ˈleɪmən.
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Sentences with layman
1. Noun, singular or mass
Quitclaim deeds are written in plain language that is simple for the layman to understand.
Quotes about layman
1. We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer.
- Criss Jami, Killosophy
2. Not a good book. It attempts to take a complex subject and make it assessable to the layman with cartoons, and in this effort it fails. Moreover, the authors often take biased stances, and while I agree with them for the most part it nonetheless detracts from any scholarly offerings in which they wish to partake.
- Richard Appignanesi, Introducing Postmodernism