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An offensive or indecent word or phrase.  Synonyms: dirty word, filth, obscenity, smut.
The quality of lacking taste and refinement.  Synonyms: coarseness, commonness, grossness, raunch, vulgarity.

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"Vulgarism" Quotes from Famous Books

... REDUNDANT PRONOUNS.—A vulgarism not often seen in writing, but common in conversation, consists in the use of an unnecessary pronoun after the subject ...
— Practical Exercises in English • Huber Gray Buehler

... habits of aristocratic sentimentalism. I know that he used the word "gentleman" as meaning good man. But all this only adds to the unholy joy with which I realise that the very title of one of his best books was a vulgarism. It is pleasant to contemplate this last unconscious knock in the eye for the gentility with which Dickens was half impressed. Dickens is the old self-made man; you may take him or leave him. He has its disadvantages and its merits. No university man would have written the title; no university man ...
— Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens • G. K. Chesterton

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