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EtymologyEdit

Middle English, from Latin vulgāris, from volgus, vulgus (mob; common folk), from Proto-Indo-European *wl̥k- (compare Welsh gwala (plenty, sufficiency), Ancient Greek ἁλία (halía, assembly) εἰλέω (eiléō, to compress), Old Church Slavonic великъ (velikŭ, great).

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vulgar (comparative vulgarer or more vulgar, superlative vulgarest or most vulgar)

  1. Debased, uncouth, distasteful, obscene.
    • 1551, James A.H. Murray, editor, A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles: Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philological Society.[1], volume 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press, published 1888, Part 1, page 217:
      Also the rule of false position, with dyuers examples not onely vulgar, but some appertaynyng to the rule of Algeber.
    • The construction worker made a vulgar suggestion to the girls walking down the street.
  2. (classical sense) Having to do with ordinary, common people.
    • Bishop Fell
      It might be more useful to the English reader [] to write in our vulgar language.
    • Bancroft
      The mechanical process of multiplying books had brought the New Testament in the vulgar tongue within the reach of every class.
    • 1860, G. Syffarth, "A Remarkable Seal in Dr. Abbott's Museum at New York", Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis‎, age 265
      Further, the same sacred name in other monuments precedes the vulgar name of King Takellothis, the sixth of the XXII. Dyn., as we have seen.

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vulgar (plural vulgars)

  1. (classicism) A common, ordinary person.
    • 2016, Evan Gottlieb, Juliet Shields, Representing Place in British Literature and Culture, 1660-1830
      Popular antiquarian writings [] frequently focused on the regional vulgars' superstitious beliefs regarding the dead and their ongoing presence—such as popular funeral rites or the vulgars' fear of church yards.

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vulgar (masculine and feminine plural vulgars)

  1. vulgar

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GalicianEdit

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From Latin vulgāris.

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vulgar m, f (plural vulgares)

  1. common to the people, vulgar
  2. ordinary, undistinguished
  3. popular, commonly understood, as opposed to scientific or technical
  4. simple, unintelligent

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PortugueseEdit

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From Latin vulgāris.

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vulgar (plural vulgares, comparable)

  1. common to the people, vulgar
  2. ordinary, undistinguished
  3. popular, commonly understood, as opposed to scientific or technical
  4. simple, unintelligent

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RomanianEdit

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Borrowed from French vulgaire, Latin vulgaris.

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vulgar m, n (feminine singular vulgară, masculine plural vulgari, feminine and neuter plural vulgare)

  1. vulgar

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SpanishEdit

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From Latin vulgāris.

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vulgar (plural vulgares)

  1. vulgar

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