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common person

Definitions of common person
  1. noun
    a person who holds no title
    synonyms: common man, commoner
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    examples:
    Philemon
    (Greek mythology) a simple countryman who offered hospitality to Zeus and Hermes when they came to earth without revealing their identities in order to test people's piety
    types:
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    bourgeois, burgher
    a member of the middle class
    cipher, cypher, nobody, nonentity
    a person of no influence
    everyman
    the ordinary person
    Joe Bloggs, Joe Blow, John Doe, man in the street
    a hypothetical average man
    layman, layperson, secular
    someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
    pleb, plebeian
    one of the common people
    prole, proletarian, worker
    a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
    rustic
    an unsophisticated country person
    coon
    an eccentric or undignified rustic
    countryman, ruralist
    a man who lives in the country and has country ways
    countrywoman
    a woman who lives in the country and has country ways
    dogsbody
    a worker who has to do all the unpleasant or boring jobs that no one else wants to do
    bushwhacker, hillbilly
    a disparaging term for an unsophisticated person
    lay reader
    a layman who is authorized by the bishop to read parts of the service in an Anglican or Episcopal church
    bucolic, peasant, provincial
    a country person
    petit bourgeois
    a member of the lower middle class
    anti-intellectual, lowbrow, philistine
    a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
    pip-squeak, small fry, squirt
    someone who is small and insignificant
    cracker, redneck
    a poor White person in the southern United States
    jackanapes, lightweight, whippersnapper
    someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous
    woodman, woodsman
    someone who lives in the woods
    bumpkin, chawbacon, hayseed, hick, rube, yahoo, yokel
    a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
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