- the common people; masses.
- an exercise in Latin formerly required of English public-school pupils.
Origin of vulgus
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1680–90
ad captandum vulgus
[ahd kahp-tahn-doo m woo l-goo s; English ad kap-tan-duh m vuhl-guh s]
- in order to please the mob.
Origin of ad captandum vulgus
literally, for courting the crowd
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Examples from the Web for vulgus
So the table was cleared, the cloth restored, and the three fell to work with Gradus and dictionary upon the morning's vulgus.
Now in the study that night, Tom was the upholder of the traditionary method of vulgus doing.
Maria Filelfo, then staying at Bergamo, wrote a violent satire in vulgus equitum auro notatorum.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy
Vulgus Cantabrigiense, inhospitales Britannos antecedit, qui cum summa rusticitate summum militiam conjunxere.
Vulgus ex veritate pauca, ex opinione multa, stimat—The masses judge of few things by the truth, of most things by opinion.