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vulgar

Definition of vulgar

Etymology

    From Latin vulgāris, from vulgus ("common people"), related to German Volk and English folk.

Pronunciation

Adjective

vulgar (comparative vulgarer or more vulgar, superlative vulgarest or most vulgar)

  1. Rude, uncouth, distasteful, obscene.

    The young man made a vulgar suggestion.

  2. (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.

Synonyms

  • (rude): inappropriate, obscene, rude, uncouth
  • (ordinary): common, ordinary, popular

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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