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- As hoi represents a definite article in Ancient Greek, some authorities consider that the construction the hoi polloi is redundant and should not be used in English.
- Confusingly, the second definition is opposed to the first; it arose from a misunderstanding of the term, probably under influence of such terms as hoity-toity.
- (common people): the canaille, the common people, the great unwashed, the herd, the many, the masses, the multitude, the peasantry (when used figuratively), the proletariat (as a class), the rabble, the rank-and-file, the riffraff, the working class
- (elite): the elite
the common people
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