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VULGAR , adjective

1. Pertaining to the common unlettered people; as vulgar life.

2. Used or practiced by common people; as vulgar sports.

3. Vernacular; national.

It might be more useful to the English reader, to write in our vulgar language.

4. Common; used by all classes of people; as the vulgar version of the scriptures.

5. Public; as vulgar report.

6. Mean; rustic; rude; low; unrefined; as vulgar ninds; vulgar manners.

7. Consisting of common persons.

In reading an account of a battle, we follow the hero with our whole attention, but seldom reflect on the vulgar heaps of slaughter.

VULGAR fractions, in arithmetic, fractions expressed by a numerator and denominator; thus 2/5.

VULGAR, noun The common people. [It has no plural termination, but has often a plural verb.]

The vulgar imagine the pretender to have been a child imposed on the nation.