Definition of grass roots noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


grass roots

BrE BrE//ˌɡrɑːs ˈruːts//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡræs ˈruːts//
[plural] (also grassroots, the grass roots) Belonging to society
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ordinary people in society or in an organization, rather than the leaders or people who make decisions the grass roots of the party We need support at grass-roots level. See related entries: Belonging to society
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