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Vulgar is a Latin word meaning "common" or "pertaining to ordinary people", and can refer to:


  • Vulgar or common language, the vernacular speech of a region or a people
  • Vulgar Latin, common Latin as distinguished from literary or Classical Latin
  • Vulgarism, an instance of non-standard or non-elite usage in a language, not to be confused with "vulgarity" as a synonym for "obscenity" or "profanity"
  • Vulgarity, non-standard language that is also offensive
  • Profanity, often called vulgar language, use of language that is impolite and offensive

Other uses[edit]

  • A vulgar fraction in mathematics, one written in the common way and not as a decimal fraction
  • Vulgar (film), a 2000 American film
  • Vulgar, a 2003 album by Japanese band Dir en grey

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