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Joe Publicnoun

uk   /ˌdʒəʊˈpʌb.lɪk/  us   /ˌdʒoʊ-/ UK informal (US John Q. Public)
the ​generalpublic: The government's ​decision to ​taxgas and ​electricity has not been ​popular with Joe Public.
(Definition of Joe Public from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 老百姓,平民百姓,公众…
in Chinese (Traditional) 老百姓,平民百姓,大眾…
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