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vernacular meaning and definition

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Definition of vernacular (noun)

  1. a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
  2. the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)

VERNACULAR adjective

Definition of vernacular (adjective)

  1. being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
    • "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"
    • synonyms: common, vulgar
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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