vulgus

noun
vul·​gus | \ ˈvəl-gəs How to pronounce vulgus (audio) \

Definition of vulgus

: a short composition in Latin verse formerly common as an exercise in some English public schools

First Known Use of vulgus

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vulgus

probably alteration of obsolete vulgars English sentences to be translated into Latin

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“Vulgus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vulgus. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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