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"vulgar" in British English

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vulgaradjective

uk   /ˈvʌl.ɡər/ us   /ˈvʌl.ɡɚ/ disapproving
vulgarity
noun [U or C] uk   /vʌlˈɡær.ə.ti/ us   /vʌlˈɡer.ə.t̬i/
He despised modern culture for its commercialism and vulgarity.
vulgarly
adverb uk   /ˈvʌl.ɡə.li/ us   /ˈvʌl.ɡɚ.li/
(Definition of vulgar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vulgar" in American English

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vulgaradjective

us   /ˈvʌl·ɡər/
  • vulgar adjective (NOT SUITABLE)

not polite or socially acceptable; not suitable or acceptable in style: His manners were coarse and vulgar.
  • vulgar adjective (RUDE)

rude or offensive, esp. because referring to sex: The movie is rated PG and has a few mildly vulgar jokes.
vulgarity
noun [C/U] us   /vʌlˈɡær·ɪ·t̬i/
[U] His comedy routine contains some vulgarity.
(Definition of vulgar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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