adjective un·washed \-ˈwsht, -ˈwäsht\

: not clean : not washed

Full Definition of UNWASHED

:  not cleaned with or as if with soap and water
:  ignorant, plebeian <the unwashed masses>
un·washed·ness noun

Examples of UNWASHED

  1. a sink full of unwashed dishes
  2. <a TV producer who knew what the unwashed masses wanted—and unhestitatingly gave it to them>

First Known Use of UNWASHED

13th century

Rhymes with UNWASHED



Definition of UNWASHED

:  an ignorant or underprivileged group :  rabble —usually used with great <the great unwashed>

Examples of UNWASHED

  1. <Aunt Edna was fond of snootily reminding us that we need not take our manners from the great unwashed.>

First Known Use of UNWASHED

UNWASHED Defined for Kids


adjective un·washed \ˌən-ˈwsht, -ˈwäsht\

Definition of UNWASHED for Kids

:  not having been washed :  dirty <unwashed grapes> <unwashed dishes>


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