Vulgar Latin

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1643, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Vulgar Latin was in 1643

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“Vulgar Latin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vulgar%20Latin. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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