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great unwashed

noun
1.
the general public; the populace or masses.
Also, Great Unwashed.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • No matter how much the great unwashed ridicule the situation.
  • Something the great unwashed might chant more about is the damage done by offshore finance.
  • Then, as now, those who disagree with the protester's policies tried to demonize them as the great unwashed.
  • But you can understand that for those members of the great unwashed over here, it is a bit confusing.

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