noun, plural lay·men.
- laying on of hands,
Origin of layman
Examples from the Web for layman
Even a layman can see the unconnected letters and the strange angles of the note.
Reading such a thing might convince the layman that getting hammered is healthy for the heart.
Nuclear jargon has evolved into a code that is indecipherable to the layman.
Some priests were associated with him as coadjutors; but he himself was a layman.The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete|Friedrich Schiller
Mr. Bennett felt, as every layman feels when arguing with a lawyer, as if he were in the coils of a python.The Girl on the Boat|Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Had Bloom and Stephen been baptised, and where and by whom, cleric or layman?Ulysses|James Joyce
If Bishop Caiaphas had been a layman he would perhaps have added, Damn him!Rejected of Men|Howard Pyle
"He is more churchman than layman, being convent bred, and in the lesser orders," said the ready cure.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade