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a. A crudely indecent word or phrase; an obscenity.
b. A word, phrase, or manner of expression used chiefly by uneducated people.
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1. a coarse, crude, or obscene expression
2. (Linguistics) a word or phrase found only in the vulgar form of a language
3. another word for vulgarity
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vul•gar•ism(ˈvʌl gəˌrɪz əm)
1. vulgar behavior or character; vulgarity.
2. a vulgar word or phrase.
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a word or phrase used chiefly in coarse, colloquial speech. — vulgarian, vulgarist, n.See also: Language
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|Noun||1.||vulgarism - an offensive or indecent word or phrase|
chickenshit - a false statement that is considered to indicate timidity or fear
bawdry, bawdy - lewd or obscene talk or writing; "it was smoking-room bawdry"; "they published a collection of Elizabethan bawdy"
scatology - a preoccupation with obscenity (especially that dealing with excrement or excretory functions)
profanity - vulgar or irreverent speech or action
bugger all, Fanny Adams, fuck all, sweet Fanny Adams - little or nothing at all; "I asked for a raise and they gave me bugger-all"; "I know sweet Fanny Adams about surgery"
|2.||vulgarism - the quality of lacking taste and refinement|
inelegance - the quality of lacking refinement and good taste
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vulgarism[ˈvʌlgərɪzəm] N → vulgarismo m
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