from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not washed; unclean.
- adj. Plebeian: the unwashed masses.
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- adj. That has or have not been washed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not washed or cleansed; filthy; unclean.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not washed. Not cleansed by water; filthy; unclean: as, unwashed wool; hence, vulgar.
- Not overflowed by water: as, a rock unwashed by the waves.
- The unwashed, the great unwashed, the lower class of people. The latter phrase was first applied to the artisan class, but is now used to designate the lower classes generally—the mob, the rabble.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or associated with the great masses of people
- adj. not cleaned with or as if with soap and water
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Sexually repressed white missionaries who stink in unwashed wool.
If the unwashed is into prose fantasy, chances are that person may have read one of Gaiman’s novels, and noting that Gaiman has also written a highly regarded, widely available comic book that covers many of his usual themes seems like one of the fairer conversion gambits out there.)
They see us as a bunch of traditional "unwashed" American idiots going about raping and destroying the land and "consuming" it's resources!
If only the great 'unwashed' knew half of what is reported here.
This group of "unwashed" bloggers has completely changed the face of the debate.
It isn't must of an argument really, but sadly, it does seem to convince the 'unwashed'.
I would be interested in the reactions and thoughts of the participants in this class, While listening to theologians and teachers is interesting, I often look for how the "unwashed" perceive faith issues.
I'm willing to bet I know more about the "unwashed" sport than you would believe.
I'm one of the "unwashed" who got a great deal out of the essay on Gold Medal, Mr. Blosser's "expertise" notwithstanding.
We bought some really interesting looking cucumbers from some Cambodian farmers, and next week we are getting "unwashed" eggs--hmmmmm.