vulgarism

[vuhl-guh-riz-uh m]

noun

vulgar behavior or character; vulgarity.
a vulgar expression; a word or phrase used only in common colloquial, and especially in coarse, speech.

Nearby words

  1. vulgar,
  2. vulgar fraction,
  3. vulgar latin,
  4. vulgarian,
  5. vulgaris,
  6. vulgarity,
  7. vulgarize,
  8. vulgarly,
  9. vulgate,
  10. vulgate bible

Origin of vulgarism

First recorded in 1635–45; vulgar + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for vulgarism

vulgarism

noun

a coarse, crude, or obscene expression
a word or phrase found only in the vulgar form of a language
another word for vulgarity
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