[uhn-wosht, -wawsht]
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.

1350–1400; Middle English; see un-1, washed

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unwashed (ʌnˈwɒʃt)
1.  not washed
pl n
2.  jocular, derogatory the great unwashed the masses

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + pp. of wash (v.). Noun sense of "the lower class" is attested from 1830.
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Example sentences
They keep looking but the answer lies at their unwashed feet.
Something the great unwashed might chant more about is the damage done by
  offshore finance.
The reek of unwashed toilets spilled into the street in the neighborhood of
  unpainted cinder block houses.
Most infectious organisms are transmitted by unwashed hands.
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