Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To deprive of polish; to make impolite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To deprive of polish; to make impolite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To remove polish or gloss from, as varnished wood or blackened boots. To deprive of politeness or elegance; render rough or inelegant.

Etymologies

un- +‎ polish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While you chew on that question, allow me a moment to unbrown my nose (or, if you will, unpolish the apple).

    DesiPundit

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