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  • n  a vulgar person (especially someone who makes a vulgar display of wealth)

  • No vulgarian (red vest, shock of red hair, silk hat) could be as preposterous as Jiggs; no scowling, tight-lipped lady as savage as Maggie.
  • Rather than a fictional alter ego, Angstrom was a vulgarian, a crass, lusty, middle-class salesman, through whom Updike anatomized and dramatized the great American spiritual and .
  • Mencken is portrayed as a loud-mouthed vulgarian and an intellectual fraud with but a single saving grace, his love of music.
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  • It's National Martini Day, Here's How To Fix A Proper Martini
    That vulgarian James Bond popularized shaken martinis, but is that really the best way to prepare them? And how does stirring change the cocktail? What exactly makes a martini a martini , anyway? All these questions and more have been racing through our heads as the sun creeps over the yardarm on National Martini Day, a sacred made-up holiday that gives us unnecessary encouragement to booze it ...
    June 20, 2013 - Gothamist

  • Emily Post in
    Nineteenth century etiquette expert Emily Post said: "One who is rich does not make a display of his money. Only a vulgarian talks ceaselessly about how much this or that cost."
  • Pierce Brosnan in CBS News
    Brosnan says the role was "complete liberation. I could go wherever I wanted to go with the performance, with the character. You kind of like the character. There is a vulnerability to this man. He is a pathetic vulgarian. When I read it I just...
  • Kevin Smith in TIME
    He's a true vulgarian,says Kevin Smith. "The devil himself. Satan! Lucifer!"

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