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unwashed (adj.)

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of wash (v.). Replaced Middle English unwashen, from Old English unwæscen. Noun sense of "the lower class" is attested from 1830.

updated on March 02, 2014

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Definitions of unwashed from WordNet

unwashed (adj.)
of or associated with the great masses of people;
the unwashed masses
Synonyms: common / plebeian / vulgar
unwashed (adj.)
not cleaned with or as if with soap and water;
a sink full of unwashed dishes
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