Definition of "vulgarism" []

  • Vulgarity. (noun)
  • A crudely indecent word or phrase; an obscenity. (noun)
  • A word, phrase, or manner of expression used chiefly by uneducated people. (noun)
  • A coarse, crude, or obscene expression (noun)

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  • A word or phrase found only in the vulgar form of a language (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "vulgarism" in a sentence
  • "To use a vulgarism which is stripped of its vulgarity if employed reverently, as I would do it -- we know where to have Him."
  • "Just because Dawg is a jerk does not make Chiapas a "sak-o-xit", a poorly phrased vulgarism if there ever was one."
  • "“Sarah Palin is a [sexual vulgarism deleted]” — good one!"