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Joe Public

noun uk   /ˌdʒəʊˈpʌb.lɪk/  us   /ˌdʒoʊ-/ UK informal (US John Q. Public)
the general public: The government's decision to tax gas and electricity has not been popular with Joe Public.
Translations of “Joe Public”
in Chinese (Traditional) 老百姓,平民百姓,大眾…
in Chinese (Simplified) 老百姓,平民百姓,公众…
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