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noun [countable] layperson pronunciation in British English /ˈleɪˌpɜː(r)s(ə)n/ 
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singularlayperson
plurallaypersons or laypeople
  1. used instead of layman or laywoman when you want to say that the person could be a man or a woman
    the layperson (=all laypersons as a group):

    How would you explain to the layperson how gene therapy works?

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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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