Layman

Noun

  • by analogy, someone who is not a professional in a given field

    "Carmen is not a professional anthropologist, but strictly a layman."

  • a person who is untrained or lacks knowledge of a subject
  • layperson, someone who is not an ordained cleric or member of the clergy
  • a common person
  • lay-sister or lay-brother, person received into a convent of monks, following the vows, but not being member of the order
  • by analogy, someone who is not a professional in a given field

    "Let me explain it to you in layman's terms."

  • a generally ignorant person

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