Meaning of COARSE in English

COARSE

/ kɔːs; NAmE kɔːrs/ adjective ( coars·er , coars·est )

1.

( of skin or cloth ) rough :

coarse hands / linen

OPP smooth , soft

2.

consisting of relatively large pieces :

coarse sand / salt / hair

OPP fine

3.

rude and offensive, especially about sex

SYN vulgar :

coarse manners / laughter

►  coarse·ly adverb :

coarsely chopped onions (= cut into large pieces)

He laughed coarsely at her.

►  coarse·ness noun [ U ]

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (in the sense ordinary or inferior ): origin uncertain; until the 17th cent. identical in spelling with course , and possibly derived from the latter in the sense ordinary manner .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.