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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vul·gar /ˈvʌlgɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vul·gar a.
 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. ”
    Things vulgar, and well-weighed, scarce worth the praise.   --Milton.
    It might be more useful to the English reader . . . to write in our vulgar language.   --Bp. Fell.
    The mechanical process of multiplying books had brought the New Testament in the vulgar tongue within the reach of every class.   --Bancroft.
 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.”
    Men who have passed all their time in low and vulgar life.   --Addison.
 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.
 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.
    Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.   --Shak.
 Vulgar fraction. Arith. See under Fraction.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse
             manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded
             him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human
             being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy";
             "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the
             vulgar display of the newly rich" [syn: coarse, common,
              rough-cut, uncouth]
      2: of or associated with the great masses of people; "the
         common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior
         that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose";
         "a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses"
         [syn: common, plebeian, unwashed]
      3: being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday
         language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term";
         "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses";
         "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"
         [syn: common, vernacular]
      4: conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language";
         "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of
         humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar
         gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been
         edited" [syn: coarse, crude, earthy, gross]