Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “the uninitiated”

See all translations

the uninitiated

noun [plural] uk   /ˌʌn.ɪˈnɪʃ.i.eɪ.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɪd/ mainly humorous
people who are without knowledge or experience of a particular subject or activity: Michelle, for the uninitiated, is the central female character in ITV's latest comedy series.
uninitiated
adjective uk   us  
Translations of “the uninitiated”
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺乏專門知識者, 不知情者, 門外漢,外行…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缺乏专门知识者, 不知情者, 门外汉,外行…
(Definition of the uninitiated from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of the uninitiated?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More