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illiterati

[ ih-lit-uh-rah-tee, -rey-tahy ]

plural noun

, Informal.
  1. illiterate or ignorant people.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of illiterati1

1780–90; blend of illiterate and literati

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Example Sentences

Whether any rectors or vicars or priests are very illiterate (enormiter illiterati).

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