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Vulgate

[VUHL-geyt]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 4th century

1.

A commonly recognized text or edition, as of the Iliad.

2.

Common or colloquial speech.

Examples of Vulgate in a sentence

"The professor instructed his class to purchase the vulgate of “Romeo and Juliet” so that they could all read the same text."

"While I use flowery words on the stage, I prefer vulgate with my friends."

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About Vulgate

This word originated from the Latin words “vulgata” (a written edition for the general public) and “vulgus” (a word meaning “common people”).

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Lexicographers, or people who compile and edit dictionaries, choose words by both examining those in widespread use and evaluating the probability of the word remaining in use for a significant period of time. Some words that develop in vulgate but are widely used enough can be added to the dictionary, including slang or playful combinations like “hangry.”

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