Debased, uncouth, distasteful, obscene.
, year= 1551
, year_published= 1888
, title= A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles: Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philological Society.
, url= http://books.google.com/books?id=JmpXAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA217
, section= Part 1
, publisher= Clarendon Press
, location= Oxford
, volume= 1
, page= 217
, passage= Also the rule of false position, with dyuers examples not onely vulgar
, but some appertaynyng to the rule of Algeber.
* The construction worker made a vulgar suggestion to the girls walking down the street.
(classical sense) Having to do with ordinary, common people.
* Bishop Fell
- It might be more useful to the English reader to write in our vulgar language.
* 1860 , G. Syffarth, "A Remarkable Seal in Dr. Abbott's Museum at New York", Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis? , age 265
- The mechanical process of multiplying books had brought the New Testament in the vulgar tongue within the reach of every class.
- Further, the same sacred name in other monuments precedes the vulgar name of King Takellothis , the sixth of the XXII. Dyn., as we have seen.
* (obscene) inappropriate, obscene, debased, uncouth, offensive, ignoble, mean, profane
* (ordinary) common, ordinary, popular
* (obscene) vulgarity
* (ordinary) vulgar fraction, vulgate, Vulgate
* vulgar fraction
(UK) Touchy, aggressive or confrontational, usually while drunk.
* 2001 . "rush to order". Simon Stuart, Glasgow Sunday Herald , 14 October.
*:"There's always been a weird duality at the heart of New Order: the fact that three druggy, lairy Mancs and the drummer's girlfriend can craft music of such awesome emotive power as to make grown neds weep."
* 2002 . “
- Don't get lairy with me!
‘We wouldn?t dream of making you feel fat’”. Glasgow Herald , 27 July.
*:"Unskinny was a self-published riot of large lasses getting lairy in northern towns, and did a reasonable trade via friends and comic shops."
* 2002 . "
Live With Chris Moyles". Gareth McLean, The Guardian , September 24.
*:"The show is lairy , loud and laddish; it does exactly what it says on the tin."
* 2005 . , Alexander Masters.
*:"I started to get a bit lairy , agitated on drink."
* 2005 . "Women do make the worst drunks. Maybe it's the sick'n'sequin mix...". , The Independent on Sunday , 20 November.
*:"Obviously, I'm not beginning to suggest women commit as much violent crime as men when plastered. But I do now concede that being aggressive, ignorant, lairy and foul-mouthed suits the ladies even less than it suits the fellas."
Thought to be from .
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(Australia) Vulgar and flashy.
* 1983 , National Book Council (Australia), Australian Book Review , Issues 48-57,
* 2008 , Helen Garner, True Stories ,
- He was lairy alright, resplendent in a purple blazer and pink trousers.
* 2009 , Sally Neighbour, The Mother of Mohammed: An Australian Woman?s Extraordinary Journey Into Jihad ,
- They had no wedding party, only an Australian couple in their sixties, the woman in a great deal of pancake and blusher and a lairy fur jacket.
(Australia) Socially unacceptable.
- Sungkar told Rabiah he thought of her as he rode to freedom on his motor scooter through the green wrought-iron gates, disguised in a pair of blue jeans and a lairy short-sleeved batik shirt: ‘Rabiah reckoned the safari suit was bad—if only she could see me now’.