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Meaning of unwashed

un•washed

Pronunciation: (un-wosht', -wôsht'), [key]
— adj.
  1. not cleaned or purified by or as if by washing: unwashed dishes; the unwashed soul of a sinner.
  2. pertaining to or characteristic of the common people; untutored, unsophisticated, or ignorant; plebeian: the power of the unwashed electorate.
—n.
  1. an ignorant or lower-class group; rabble (usually prec. by the): The author claimed that the unwashed would not understand his books.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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