Vul"gar*ism (?), n. [Cf. F. vulgarisme.]

1.

Grossness; rudeness; vulgarity.

2.

A vulgar phrase or expression.

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.

 

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