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 for Vulgar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vulgar \Vul"gar\, a. [L. vulgaris, from vulgus the multitude,
     the common people; of uncertain origin: cf. F. vulgaire. Cf.
     Divulge.]
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     1. Of or pertaining to the mass, or multitude, of people;
        common; general; ordinary; public; hence, in general use;
        vernacular. "As common as any the most vulgar thing to
        sense. " -- Shak.
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              Things vulgar, and well-weighed, scarce worth the
              praise.                               --Milton.
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              It might be more useful to the English reader . . .
              to write in our vulgar language.      --Bp. Fell.
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              The mechanical process of multiplying books had
              brought the New Testament in the vulgar tongue
              within the reach of every class.      --Bancroft.
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     2. Belonging or relating to the common people, as
        distinguished from the cultivated or educated; pertaining
        to common life; plebeian; not select or distinguished;
        hence, sometimes, of little or no value. "Like the vulgar
        sort of market men." --Shak.
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              Men who have passed all their time in low and vulgar
              life.                                 --Addison.
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              In reading an account of a battle, we follow the
              hero with our whole attention, but seldom reflect on
              the
              vulgar heaps of slaughter.            --Rambler.
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     3. Hence, lacking cultivation or refinement; rustic; boorish;
        also, offensive to good taste or refined feelings; low;
        coarse; mean; base; as, vulgar men, minds, language, or
        manners.
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              Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. --Shak.
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     Vulgar fraction. (Arith.) See under Fraction.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vulgar \Vul"gar\, n. [Cf. F. vulgaire.]
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     1. One of the common people; a vulgar person. [Obs.]
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              These vile vulgars are extremely proud. --Chapman.
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     2. The vernacular, or common language. [Obs.]
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