Definition of unwashed in English:

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unwashed

Pronunciation: /ˌənˈwôSHt/
/ˌənˈwäSHt/

adjective

Not having been washed.
Example sentences
  • At your campsite, never leave dirty dishes unwashed, lying unprotected.
  • Therefore, attached to stem B was one washed line and one unwashed line.
  • They should be stored in the refrigerator, unwashed, but thoroughly washed before consuming.

Phrases

the (great) unwashed

derogatory The mass or multitude of ordinary people.
Example sentences
  • Others were putting up a mediocre fight against the unwashed.
  • The local landed gentry, when not herding the unwashed through their country piles, go up to town: and that means a trip to their London club, not a Spurriergate shopping spree.
  • The Samoans are considered by many of the earlier arrivers to Hawaii to be the unwashed, much like the caste system in India.

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Syllabification: un·washed

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