Definition of Clapham omnibus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Clapham omnibus

BrE BrE//ˌklæpəm ˈɒmnɪbəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌklæpəm ˈɑːmnɪbəs//
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the man on the Clapham omnibus
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(British English, informal, old-fashioned) an ordinary person who is typical of many others Can you persuade the man on the Clapham omnibus that it is useful?

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