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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: not having or showing good manners, good taste, or politeness
: relating to the common people or the speech of common people
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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