vulgarian

[ vuhl-gair-ee-uh n ]
/ vʌlˈgɛər i ən /

noun

a vulgar person, especially one whose vulgarity is the more conspicuous because of wealth, prominence, or pretensions to good breeding.

Nearby words

  1. vulcanology,
  2. vulg.,
  3. vulgar,
  4. vulgar fraction,
  5. vulgar latin,
  6. vulgaris,
  7. vulgarism,
  8. vulgarity,
  9. vulgarize,
  10. vulgarly

Origin of vulgarian

First recorded in 1640–50; vulgar + -ian

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British Dictionary definitions for vulgarian

vulgarian

/ (vʌlˈɡɛərɪən) /

noun

a vulgar person, esp one who is rich or has pretensions to good taste
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Word Origin and History for vulgarian

vulgarian

n.

"rich person of vulgar manners," 1804, from vulgar (adj.) + -ian.

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