the (great) unwashed

noun phrase

Definition of the (great) unwashed

old-fashioned + humorous
: ordinary or common people who do not have a lot of money, power, or social status I'm just a member of the great unwashed.

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“The (great) unwashed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20%28great%29%20unwashed. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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