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vulgarism

[vuhl-guh-riz-uh m] /ˈvʌl gəˌrɪz əm/
noun
1.
vulgar behavior or character; vulgarity.
2.
a vulgar expression; a word or phrase used only in common colloquial, and especially in coarse, speech.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; vulgar + -ism
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  • But it has recovered lost ground, and in such constructions was for were is now a distinct vulgarism.
  • If there is a chasm be tween those who work and those who do not, it will not be bridged by the pro posed vulgarism.
British Dictionary definitions for vulgarism

vulgarism

/ˈvʌlɡəˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
a coarse, crude, or obscene expression
2.
a word or phrase found only in the vulgar form of a language
3.
another word for vulgarity
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