Definitions for vernacular

Definitions for (noun) vernacular

Main entry: vernacular

Definition: the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)

Main entry: vernacular, patois, cant, slang, argot, jargon, lingo

Definition: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

Usage: they don't speak our lingo

Definitions for (adj) vernacular

Main entry: common, vernacular, vulgar

Definition: being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language

Usage: common parlance; a vernacular term; vernacular speakers; the vulgar tongue of the masses; the technical and vulgar names for an animal species

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