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.
n 1: an offensive or indecent word or phrase [syn: obscenity, dirty
2: the quality of lacking taste and refinement [syn: coarseness,
commonness, grossness, vulgarity, raunch]