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vulgarian

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

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

RELATED WORDS

boorish, rude, gruff, ribald, vulgar, off-color, obscene, raw, dirty, crude, scatological, nasty, bawdy, crass, bumpkin, buffoon, slob, brute, blue, gross

Nearby words

vulcanology, vulg., vulgar, vulgar fraction, vulgar latin, vulgarian, vulgaris, vulgarism, vulgarity, vulgarize, 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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