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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…
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