not cleaned or purified by or as if by washing: unwashed dishes; the unwashed soul of a sinner.
pertaining to or characteristic of the common people; untutored, unsophisticated, or ignorant
; plebeian: the power of the unwashed electorate.
(used with a plural verb) an ignorant or lower-class group; rabble (usually preceded by the ): The author claimed that the unwashed would not understand his books.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English;