SKIP TO CONTENT

the great unwashed

Definitions of the great unwashed
  1. noun
    the common people generally
    synonyms: hoi polloi, mass, masses, multitude, people
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 8 types...
    hide 8 types...
    laity, temporalty
    in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
    audience
    the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment
    followers, following
    a group of followers or enthusiasts
    readership
    the audience reached by written communications (books or magazines or newspapers etc.)
    TV audience, viewers, viewing audience
    the audience reached by television
    claque
    a group of followers hired to applaud at a performance
    faithful
    any loyal and steadfast following
    fandom
    the fans of a sport or famous person
    type of:
    group, grouping
    any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

ACT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week