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Meaning of VULGARISM

Pronunciation:  'vulgu`rizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the quality of lacking taste and refinement
  2. [n]  obscene word or phrase
 

VULGARISM is a 9 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: coarseness, commonness, grossness, obscenity, vulgarity
 
 See Also: bawdry, bawdy, inelegance, profanity, scatology

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vul"gar*ism\, n. [Cf. F. vulgarisme.]
1. Grossness; rudeness; vulgarity.

2. A vulgar phrase or expression.

         A fastidious taste will find offense in the
         occasional vulgarisms, or what we now call
         ``slang,'' which not a few of our writers seem to
         have affected.                        --Coleridge.

 

 

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