vulgar fraction


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vulgar fraction

[¦vəl·gər ′frak·shən]
(mathematics)
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It's true, and I speak as someone who has a panic attack at the words 'quadratic equation' and I still can't tell a vulgar fraction from a rude joke.
McNeill and his teammates would have received a vulgar fraction of what today's Celtic squad get in weekly wages as their bonus payment for winning the European Cup in 1967.
Not being a man who indulges in spontaneous whoopee-making, I had decided to delay celebrations until the day after the race, when financial extravagance would be irrelevant, a vulgar fraction of my winnings.