vul·​gus ˈvəl-gəs How to pronounce vulgus (audio)
: a short composition in Latin verse formerly common as an exercise in some English public schools

Word History


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

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vulgus was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Vulgus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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