great unwashed love

Definitions

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  • n. A contemptuous term for the populace, particularly the working class.

Etymologies

Attributed to Edmund Burke. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It would look exceedingly odd for a member of the nation’s great unwashed and unemployed to board the nightly five-nineteen for St Paneras.

    A Letter of Mary

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