great unwashed

noun
the general public; the populace or masses.
Also, Great Unwashed.


Origin:
1855–60

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No matter how much the great unwashed ridicule the situation.
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Then, as now, those who disagree with the protester's policies tried to demonize them as the great unwashed.
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