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[vuhl-guh s]
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noun, plural vul·gus·es for 2.
  1. the common people; masses.
  2. an exercise in Latin formerly required of English public-school pupils.
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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]
  1. in order to please the mob.
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Origin of ad captandum vulgus

literally, for courting the crowd
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for vulgus

commonality, bourgeoisie, Everyman, Everywoman, vulgus, infrastructure, masses, multitude, proletariat, rabble, riffraff

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