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Nov 22, 2019
This week’s theme
Words to describe people

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gongoozler
hail-fellow
connoisseur
gangrel
vulgarian

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Words related to weapons
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with Anu Garg

vulgarian

PRONUNCIATION:
(vuhl-GAY-ree-uhn)

MEANING:
noun: A boorish, lewd, and crude person who makes a conspicuous display of wealth.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin vulgus (mob, common people). Earliest documented use: 1833.

USAGE:
“Maxie, how can a clean-cut child such as yourself bear to be around such a vulgarian?”
Max Allan Collins; USS Powderkeg; Brash Books; 2019.

See more usage examples of vulgarian in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Oh, would that my mind could let fall its dead ideas, as the tree does its withered leaves! -Andre Gide, author, Nobel laureate (22 Nov 1869-1951)

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