Vulgar definitions

vŭl'gər
Spoken by or expressed in language spoken by the common people; vernacular.

The technical and vulgar names for an animal species.

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Of, characteristic of, belonging to, or common to the great mass of people in general; common; popular.

A vulgar superstition.

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Of or associated with the great masses of people; common.
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Designating, of, or in the popular, or vernacular, speech.
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The definition of vulgar is something that is in poor taste, that lacks in sophistication, that is rude or unrefined, or that is associated with the masses.

An example of vulgar is a very showy demonstration of wealth.

An example of vulgar is a very tacky outfit.

An example of vulgar is a dirty joke.

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Crudely indecent.

A vulgar joke.

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Deficient in taste, consideration, or refinement.
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Given to crudity or tastelessness, as in one's behavior.
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Offensively excessive in self-display or expenditure; ostentatious.

The huge vulgar houses and cars of the newly rich.

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Characterized by a lack of culture, refinement, taste, restraint, sensitivity, etc.; coarse; crude; boorish.
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Indecent or obscene.
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(classical sense) Having to do with ordinary, common people.
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Origin of vulgar

Middle English, from Latin vulgāris, from volgus, vulgus (“mob; common folk"), from Proto-Indo-European *wlÌ¥k- (compare Welsh gwala (“plenty, sufficiency"), Ancient Greek ἁλία (halia, “assembly") εἰλέω (eileō, “ to compress"), Old Church Slavonic вєликъ (velikÅ­, “great").