Pronunciation: (un-wosht', -wôsht'),[key] —adj. 1. not cleaned or purified by or as if by washing: unwashed dishes; the unwashed soul of a sinner. 2. pertaining to or characteristic of the common people; untutored, unsophisticated, or ignorant; plebeian: the power of the unwashed electorate.
—n. (used with a pl. v.) an ignorant or lower-class group; rabble (usually prec. by the): The author claimed that the unwashed would not understand his books.