[vuhl-gair-ee-uh n]


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

Origin of vulgarian

First recorded in 1640–50; vulgar + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

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

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