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Unwashed (2 syl.)

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It was Burke who first called the mob “the great unwashed,” but the term “unwashed” had been applied to them before, for Gay uses it.

“The king of late drew forth his sword

(Thank God, ‘t was not in wrath),

And made, of many a squire and lord,

An unwashed knight of Bath.”


A Ballad on Quadrille.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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University
Unknown
Unlicked or Unlicked Cub
Unlucky Gifts
Unmanned
Unmarried Men of Note
Unmentionables
Unready (The)
Unrighteous [Adokimos]
Unwashed
Up
Up a Tree
Up the Spout
Up to Snuff
Up to the Hub
Up to the Mark
Up-turning of his Glass
Upas-tree or Poison-tree of Macassar
Upper Crust
Upper Storey