vul·​gar·​i·​an | \ ˌvəl-ˈger-ē-ən How to pronounce vulgarian (audio) \

Definition of vulgarian

: a vulgar person

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Recent Examples on the Web This finding can serve as a nice empirical middle-finger from vulgarians everywhere, directed at those who had, until now, been unfairly judging them for their linguistic abilities. Piercarlo Valdesolo, Scientific American, "Is Swearing a Sign of a Limited Vocabulary?," 5 Apr. 2016 Because clever vulgarians are always trying to outwit state technology, the program also scans the messages backward. Washington Post, "Hundreds sought Nationals vanity plates in Va. during historic World Series run," 6 Dec. 2019 Accordingly, Post marched her readers through the various types of dressers — the vulgarian, the unnoticeable, the sheep, and the greatest of all: The Woman Who Is Really Chic — as well as the proper dress for all settings. Constance Grady, Vox, "Decoding the wedding dress code," 27 June 2019 Mark Lewis Jones plays Thomas Griffiths, a gruff vulgarian partnered with the pious Thomas Howell (Michael Jibson) at Smalls Lighthouse, about 20 miles off the coast. Noel Murray,, "Review: Actors make the most of seaside suspense in Welsh two-hander 'The Lighthouse'," 5 July 2018 But Samantha Bee was hired to be a partisan vulgarian. NBC News, "Meet the Press - June 3, 2018," 3 June 2018 Improvising about golf was easy for me.’ —Bill Murray The movie stars a stuffed-shirt WASP tyrant (Ted Knight), a playboy hedonist wastrel ( Chevy Chase ) and a nouveau riche vulgarian in Day-Glo slacks (Rodney Dangerfield). Chris Nashawaty, WSJ, "How the ‘Caddyshack’ Revolution Upended Hollywood," 19 Apr. 2018 Jones is an intellect, not a vulgarian, and Jomama is in part an homage to the transformative power of black style. Steven Strogatz, The New Yorker, "Musicals for Turbulent Times," 5 Mar. 2018 Donald Trump, the vulgarian at their gates, is a symptom, not a cause. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Will flaying Trump bring us to normalcy?," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of vulgarian

1804, in the meaning defined above

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“Vulgarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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