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laymannoun [ C ]

us /ˈleɪ·mən/ also layperson, /ˈleɪˌpɜr·sən/ , laywoman, /ˈleɪ·wʊm·ən/

a person who is not trained in or does not have a detailed knowledge of a particular subject:

The book is supposed to be the layman’s guide to home repair.

A layman or layperson is also a member of a religion who is not a member of the clergy.

(Definition of “layman” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)