Today’s word comes from conservative columnist George Will in the Washington Post.
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Part of Speech
- A vulgar person, especially one whose vulgarity is the more conspicuous because of wealth, prominence, or pretensions to good breeding.
- A person who makes an ostentatious display of wealth and is often poorly educated or lacking in refinement.
- An unrefined person, especially one with newly acquired power or wealth.
This word was first used in 1804 as meaning a vulgar person.
Usage and Examples
Here are a couple of examples:
- He was not a vulgarian like this Jack character.
- Only a vulgarian talks ceaselessly about how much this or that cost him.