Vulgarism
Vulgarism Vul"gar*ism, n. [Cf. F. vulgarisme.] [1913 Webster] 1. Grossness; rudeness; vulgarity. [1913 Webster]

2. A vulgar phrase or expression. [1913 Webster]

A fastidious taste will find offense in the occasional vulgarisms, or what we now call ``slang,'' which not a few of our writers seem to have affected. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]


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