illiterati

[ ih-lit-uh-rah-tee, -rey-tahy ]
/ ɪˌlɪt əˈrɑ ti, -ˈreɪ taɪ /

plural noun Informal.

illiterate or ignorant people.

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Origin of illiterati

1780–90; blend of illiterate and literati
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