vulgarism

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vulgarism (plural vulgarisms)

  1. (grammar) A word or term that is considered offensive or vulgar.
    "Shit" is a vulgarism.
  2. A spelling, word, or phrase used in common speech that is considered improper or incorrect for formal communication.
    Editors of newspapers allow more vulgarisms to go to print today than they used to.

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