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1. Not washed; unclean.
2. Common; plebeian: the unwashed masses.
the great unwashed jocular derogatory the masses
1. not cleaned or purified by or as if by washing.
2. untutored, unsophisticated, or ignorant; plebeian.n.
3. the (great) unwashed, the masses; the rabble.
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|Adj.||1.||unwashed - of or associated with the great masses of people; "the common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose"; "a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses"|
lowborn - of humble birth or origins; "a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor"
|2.||unwashed - not cleaned with or as if with soap and water; "a sink full of unwashed dishes"|
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"