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laypeople

[ley-pee-puh l] /ˈleɪˌpi pəl/
plural noun
1.
laymen and laywomen collectively.

layperson

[ley-pur-suh n] /ˈleɪˌpɜr sən/
noun
1.
a person who is not a member of the clergy; one of the laity.
2.
a person who is not a member of a given profession, as law or medicine.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; lay(man) + -person
Usage note
See -person.
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layperson

n.

1972, gender-neutral version of layman.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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