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Noun: vulgarism  'vúl-gu,ri-zum
  1. An offensive or indecent word or phrase
    - obscenity, smut, filth, dirty word
  2. The quality of lacking taste and refinement
    "in the twilight zone between humour and vulgarism";
    - coarseness, commonness, grossness, vulgarity, raunch

Derived forms: vulgarisms

Type of: inelegance, profanity

Encyclopedia: Vulgarism