vulgarian

noun
vul·gar·i·an | \ˌvəl-ˈger-ē-ən \

Definition of vulgarian 

: a vulgar person

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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, latimes.com, "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 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 The new vulgarians are tearing down houses and putting up particleboard palaces. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "An Interior Designer Shares His Secrets To Achieving Timeless Style," 28 May 2015 Donald Trump, the vulgarian at their gates, is a symptom, not a cause. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Will flaying Trump bring us to normalcy?," 30 May 2017

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1804, in the meaning defined above

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