1. n. the common people, especially rural people.
We really haven’t heard anything from the grassroots yet.
The grassroots isn’t organized on most issues.
2. mod. having to do with or originating with the common people.
A grassroots movement pushed Senator Del Monte toward the nomination.
Politicians love to create grassroots movements.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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