vulgarism

[ vuhl-guh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˈvʌl gəˌrɪz əm /

noun

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

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Origin of vulgarism

First recorded in 1635–45; vulgar + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for vulgarism

vulgarism
/ (ˈvʌlɡəˌrɪzəm) /

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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