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public

[ puhb-lik ]
/ ˈpʌb lɪk /
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adjective
noun
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Idioms about public

Origin of public

1400–50; <Latin pūblicus (earlier pōblicus, pōplicus, akin to populuspeople); replacing late Middle English publique<Middle French <Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM public

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH public

pubic, public
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How to use public in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for public

public
/ (ˈpʌblɪk) /

adjective
noun
the community or people in general
a part or section of the community grouped because of a common interest, activity, etcthe racing public

Word Origin for public

C15: from Latin pūblicus, changed from pōplicus of the people, from populus people
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with public

public

see go public; in public; in the public eye; John Doe (Q. Public); wash one's dirty linen in public.

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