Vulgar Latin

noun

Definition of Vulgar Latin

: the nonclassical Latin of ancient Rome including the speech of plebeians and the informal speech of the educated established by comparative evidence as the chief source of the Romance languages

First Known Use of Vulgar Latin

1643, in the meaning defined above

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“Vulgar Latin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vulgar%20Latin. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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