Definition of “unwashed” - English Dictionary

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“unwashed” in British English

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uk /ʌnˈwɒʃt/ us /ʌnˈwɑːʃt/

not washed:

His football shirt was left unwashed in his locker for weeks.
Dangerous bacteria can be spread by unwashed hands.
the great unwashed often humorous US also the unwashed masses

a humorous or insulting way to refer to ordinary, uneducated or poor people:

He concocted a theory that great men are not bound by the same laws as the great unwashed.

(Definition of “unwashed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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