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Origin of hoi polloi
Words nearby hoi polloi
Example sentences from the Web for hoi polloi
This piques romantic curiosity in a fellow refugee of the hoi polloi.
Beyond the property lines, too, Chilmark is well tailored to the hoi polloi avoider.
Most are delighted to reside in ivory butter-cream towers far from the roiling, boiling, chaotic hoi polloi below.
You surely don't imagine that I would get out on the floor with all this hoi-poloi?Quin|Alice Hegan Rice
The white owl was out, with its peculiar grating cry; so was the tawny owl, breaking forth into its loud hail—hoi-hoi-hoi!
As they rode on deep down in a hollow between mighty hedges, a loud hail seemed to come from the road on the hillside, “Hoi, hoi!”
No use letting the "hoi-polloi" get on to it that I was a greenhorn.An American Hobo in Europe|Ben Goodkind
And what a Vandervent eats for breakfast makes snappy reading, I think you'd call it, for hoi polloi, eh?Find the Woman|Arthur Somers Roche
British Dictionary definitions for hoi polloi
Word Origin for hoi polloi
Cultural definitions for hoi polloi
The masses, the ordinary folk; the phrase is often used in a derogatory way to refer to a popular preference or incorrect opinion: “The hoi polloi may think that Fitzgerald is a great director, but those who know about film realize that his work is commercial and derivative.” From Greek, meaning “the many.”