Definition of vulgar
From Latin vulgāris, from vulgus ("common people"), related to German Volk and English folk.
vulgar (comparative vulgarer or more vulgar, superlative vulgarest or most vulgar)
- Rude, uncouth, distasteful, obscene.
The young man made a vulgar suggestion.
- (classical sense) Having to do with ordinary, common people.
* 1860, G. Syffarth, "A Remarkable Seal in Dr. Abbott's Museum at New York", Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, age 265
Further, the same sacred name in other monuments precedes the vulgar name of King Takellothis, the sixth of the XXII. Dyn., as we have seen.
- (rude): inappropriate, obscene, rude, uncouth
- (ordinary): common, ordinary, popular
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