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What is the meaning of "muggles" here?
It is seen here: Steve Jobs: American Genius - The Daily BeastHow did Steve Jobs become a wizard among muggles?
I checked in thefreedictionary.com and it gave the following meanings:
Muggle or muggles refer to a variety of different things:
- "Muggles" as a slang term for marijuana in the 1920s and 1930s, associated with the jazz scene
- "Muggles" (recording), a 1928 recording by Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra, derived from the above cannabis usage
- "Muggles", a character from Carol Kendall's first Minnipins novel The Gammage Cup (1959)
- "Muggle-Wumps", a family of monkeys in "The Twits", a novel by Roald Dahl first published in 1980
- "Muggles", a race in RAH (later retitled The Legend of Rah and the Muggles), a 1984 book by Nancy Stouffer
- "Muggle", a person without magical abilities in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter fantasy books and films. Later adopted by various subcultures to identify those outside their group or lacking in a skill (this is the more common way of using the word muggle)
- "Mr. Muggles", the pet pomeranian of the Bennet family in the NBC drama, Heroes
Muggle: a marble, Muggles: a game of marbles; I played in the North East of England in 1938
The quote is making reference to Steve Jobs being a person that stands out, is special, is vastly successful or how he is 'one out of many' (to quote the American motto) when compared to the average person.
Thank you fivejedjon and shroob for your replies.