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unwashed

[ uhn-wosht, -wawsht ]
/ ʌnˈwɒʃt, -ˈwɔʃt /
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adjective
not cleaned or purified by or as if by washing: unwashed dishes;the unwashed soul of a sinner.
pertaining to or characteristic of the common people; untutored, unsophisticated, or ignorant; plebeian: the power of the unwashed electorate.
noun Usually the unwashed .(used with a plural verb)
an ignorant or lower-class group; rabble: The author claimed that the unwashed would not understand his books.
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Origin of unwashed

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; un-1 + wash + -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for unwashed

unwashed
/ (ʌnˈwɒʃt) /

adjective
not washed
pl n
the great unwashed jocular, derogatory the masses
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