Vulgarism definitions

vŭl'gə-rĭz'əm
Vulgarity.
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A crudely indecent word or phrase; an obscenity.
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A word, phrase, or manner of expression used chiefly by uneducated people.
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A word, phrase, or expression that is used widely but is regarded as nonstandard, unrefined, coarse, or obscene.
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Vulgar behavior, quality, etc.; vulgarity.
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(grammar) A word or term that is considered offensive or vulgar.

"Shit" is a vulgarism.

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A spelling, word, or phrase used in common speech that is considered improper or incorrect for formal communication.

Editors of newspapers allow more vulgarisms to go to print today than they used to.

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