the great unwashed


the great unwashed
noun
the common people generally
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separate the warriors from the mass

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power to the people

Syn: ↑multitude, ↑masses, ↑mass, ↑hoi polloi, ↑people
Derivationally related forms: ↑people (for: ↑people)
Hypernyms: ↑group, ↑grouping
Hyponyms: ↑laity, ↑temporalty, ↑audience, ↑following, ↑followers

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the great unwashed
A contemptuous term for the general populace
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Main Entry:great

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the (great) unwashed informal phrase
an offensive or humorous word for people from low social classes
Thesaurus: people from a low social classsynonym
Main entry: unwashed

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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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Main Entry:unwashed

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • the great unwashed — ► the (great) unwashed derogatory the multitude of ordinary people. Main Entry: ↑unwashed …   English terms dictionary

  • the (great) unwashed — derogatory ordinary people. → unwashed …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 — 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 — 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 …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • GREAT UNWASHED, THE —    the artisan class …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • great unwashed, the —  The working classes …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • great unwashed —    This is a term used for the working class masses.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions


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