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Vulgus

Definition: the common people

Pronunciation: VUHL-gus

Origin

This very simple, yet useful, noun stems the Latin noun vulgusthat used to represent the people, the public and the multitude as to differentiate those from royalty.

Why this word?

To remind us to remember, who we are. And who we are not.

We are all familiar with the word vulgar; well, it stems from the same noun. Nowadays we use it to represent loud and obnoxious individuals, lacking manners or fine tastes. In past times, everyone who weren’t royalty- were vulgus.

We need to remember that this is no longer the case.

How to use the word vulgus?

Vulgus is a noun representing the common people, as regarded by the higher society.

People who grow up in rich homes tend to disregard the financial difficulties suffered by the vulgus“.

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Written by Victoria Sheinkin

Victoria Sheinkin is a writer, content editor, translator and chief editor for UnusedWords.com. Speaking three and a half languages, she holds two BAs from the Tel Aviv university- Communication and jounalism, English literature and linguistics.

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