Definition of vulgar
- they reject the vulgar conception of miracle
- —W. R. Inge
- the vulgar name of a plant
He was a vulgar man.
She had a coarse, vulgar laugh.
I will not tolerate such vulgar language in my home.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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