[ ley-pee-puh l ]
/ ˈleɪˌpi pəl /

plural noun

laymen and laywomen collectively.

Definition for laypeople (2 of 2)

[ ley-pur-suh n ]
/ ˈleɪˌpɜr sən /


a person who is not a member of the clergy; one of the laity.
a person who is not a member of a given profession, as law or medicine.

Origin of layperson

First recorded in 1970–75; lay(man) + -person

usage note for layperson

See -person. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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