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Meaning of VERNACULAR

Pronunciation:  vur'nakyulur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
  2. [n]  a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
  3. [adj]  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"
 

VERNACULAR is a 10 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: argot, cant, common, informal, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vulgar
 
 See Also: non-standard speech, rhyming slang

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ver*nac"u*lar\, a. [L. vernaculus born in one's
    house, native, fr. verna a slave born in his master's house,
    a native, probably akin to Skr. vas to dwell, E. was.]
    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. ``A
    vernacular disease.'' --Harvey.
    
          His skill the vernacular dialect of the Celtic tongue.
                                                   --Fuller.
    
          Which in our vernacular idiom may be thus interpreted.
                                                   --Pope.
    
    
  2. \Ver*nac"u*lar\, n.
    The vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the
    common forms of expression in a particular locality.
    
    
 

 

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