Pronunciation: (ground'ling),[key] —n. 1. a plant or animal that lives on or close to the ground.
2. any of various fishes that live at the bottom of the water.
3. a spectator, reader, or other person of unsophisticated or uncultivated tastes; an uncritical or uncultured person.
4. a member of a theater audience who sits in one of the cheaper seats.