popular Latin, as distinguished from literary or standard Latin, especially those spoken forms of Latin from which the Romance languages developed. Abbreviation: VL
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of Vulgar Latin
First recorded in 1810–20
Words nearby Vulgar Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for Vulgar Latin
any of the dialects of Latin spoken in the Roman Empire other than classical Latin. The Romance languages developed from them
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