Definition of demotic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɒtɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːtɪk//
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used by or typical of ordinary people demotic language/speech Word Origin early 19th cent. (in the sense ‘relating to the Egyptian demotic’): from Greek dēmotikos ‘popular’, from dēmotēs ‘one of the people’, from dēmos ‘the people’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: demotic