adjective, coars·er, coars·est.
Origin of coarse
Synonyms for coarse
Antonyms for coarse
Related Words for coarsestboorish, rude, gruff, ribald, vulgar, off-color, obscene, raw, dirty, crude, scatological, nasty, bawdy, crass, grainy, harsh, base, blue, cheap, common
Word Origin for coarse
early 15c., cors "ordinary" (modern spelling is from late 16c.), probably adjectival use of noun cours (see course (n.)), originally referring to rough cloth for ordinary wear. Developed a sense of "rude" c.1500 and "obscene" by 1711. Perhaps related, via metathesis, to French gros, which had a similar sense development. Related: Coarsely; coarseness.