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Vernacular

Ver`nac´u`lar
a.1.Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous; - now used chiefly of language; as, English is our vernacular language.
His skill in the vernacular dialect of the Celtic tongue.
- Fuller.
Which in our vernacular idiom may be thus interpreted.
- Pope.
n.1.The vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality, opposed to literary or learned forms.
Noun1.vernacular - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
2.vernacular - the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
Adj.1.vernacular - 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: vulgar, common
Babbittish, Philistine, aboriginal, accustomed, ancient language, argot, austerity, autochthonous, average, baldness, bareness, bourgeois, campy, candor, cant, classical language, colloquial, colloquial speech, colloquial usage, colloquialism, common, common speech, commonplace, confined, conventional, conversational, conversationalism, current, customary, dead language, directness, easy, endemic, everyday, familiar, frankness, general, geographically limited, gibberish, gobbledygook, habitual, high-camp, homebred, homegrown, homely, homespun, household, household words, idiom, illiterate speech, indigenous, informal, informal English, informal language, informal speech, insular, jargon, kitschy, language, leanness, limited, lingo, living language, local, localized, low-camp, matter-of-factness, mother tongue, mumbo jumbo, natal, native, native language, native speech, native tongue, native-born, naturalness, nonstandard, normative, of a place, openness, ordinary, original, parent language, parochial, patois, patter, phraseology, plain, plain English, plain speaking, plain speech, plain style, plain words, plainness, plebeian, pop, popular, predominating, prescriptive, prevailing, primitive, prosaicness, prosiness, provincial, public, regional, regular, regulation, restrainedness, rustic style, scatology, severity, simple, simpleness, simplicity, slang, soberness, spareness, speech, spoken, spoken language, standard, starkness, stock, straightforward, straightforwardness, substandard, substandard language, taboo language, talk, topical, unadorned style, unadornedness, unaffectedness, uneducated, unimaginativeness, universal, unliterary, unpoeticalness, unstudied, usual, vernacularism, vocabulary, vulgar, vulgar language, vulgar tongue, vulgate, wonted
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