- Great unwashedThis is a term used for the working class masses.
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great unwashed — noun /ˌɡreɪt ʌnˈwɒʃt,ˌɡreɪt ʌnˈwɑːʃt,ˌɡreɪt ʌnˈwɔːʃt/ A contemptuous term for the populace, particularly the working class. The Liberal campaign was so carefully orchestrated that McLeod was never in a position to be confronted by the great… … Wiktionary
great unwashed — the general public; the populace or masses. Also, Great Unwashed. [1855 60] * * * the (great) unwashed informal phrase an offensive or humorous word for people from low social classes Thesaurus: people from a low social classsynonym … Useful english dictionary
great unwashed — n. most of the common people; the hoi polloi. □ The great unwashed could probably tell us a lot about life in the big city. □ I usually find myself more in agreement with the great unwashed than with the elite … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
great unwashed — the general public; the populace or masses. Also, Great Unwashed. [1855 60] * * * … Universalium
great unwashed — This is a term used for the working class masses. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
Great unwashed — This is a term used for the working class masses … Dictionary of English idioms
GREAT UNWASHED, THE — the artisan class … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
great unwashed, the — The working classes … A concise dictionary of English slang
the great unwashed — noun the common people generally separate the warriors from the mass power to the people • Syn: ↑multitude, ↑masses, ↑mass, ↑hoi polloi, ↑people • Derivationally related forms: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
the (great) unwashed — derogatory ordinary people. → unwashed … English new terms dictionary