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  • n  an offensive or indecent word or phrase
  • n  the quality of lacking taste and refinement

  • The Olympics had opened with the kind of easy pomp which the British are so good at, with none of the neo-pagan vulgarism which characterized the 1936 Berlin Olympiad.
  • But he may say, "I am dormie down" (vulgarism).
  • Some 1,850 veterinarians talked shop, slapped backs, sang songs, waved aside the term ''horse doctor" as an obsolete vulgarism, heard scores of papers on such subjects as "The .

  • John Howard in Sydney Morning Herald
    I think we have seen a marked deterioration in good manners,Mr Howard told reporters. "I think it's time that the television networks put a curb on the increasing use of vulgarism on television." "I think there are certain vulgar...
  • John Russell Bartlett in Boston Globe
    Bartlett said a ways for "a distance" was "a very common vulgarism," and for most of his fellow mavens it was simply an error.
  • Billy Connolly in ABC Online
    Describing John Howard as a "vulgarism in public", Connolly says he would run miles to avoid meeting him.

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