the (great) unwashed
not washed; dirty, soiled, etc.
the common people; the masses: originally a patronizing or contemptuous use, now usually ironic in application, with reference to elitism
- Not washed; unclean.
- Common; plebeian: the unwashed masses.
- When she makes the effort, Britney's blonde hair can look great, but more and more often she's pictured with it pulled up on top of her head and looking unwashed.
- This product can be used on clean hair to create chunky separated strands while adding the feel of unwashed hair.
- Not touching or rubbing the eyes with the hands, especially if they are unwashed, can also prevent styes.
- They'll take almost any bras you have as long as they're not overtly sexy, sheer, unwashed, or unusable.
- When freed from excess of water it is laid on a sheet of thick white blotting-paper, and a piece of smooth washed calico is placed upon it (unwashed calico, on account of its "facing," adheres to the sea-weed).