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Adjective: vernacular  vu(r)'na-kyu-lu(r)
  1. Being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
    "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers";
    - common, vulgar
Noun: vernacular  vu(r)'na-kyu-lu(r)
  1. A characteristic language of a particular group
    "they don't speak our vernacular";
    - slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois
  2. The everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)

Derived forms: vernaculars

See also: informal

Type of: non-standard speech

Encyclopedia: Vernacular