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ver·nac·u·lar

 (vər-năk′yə-lər)
n.
1.
a. The everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language.
b. A variety of such everyday language specific to a social group or region: the vernaculars of New York City.
2. The specialized vocabulary of a particular trade, profession, or group: in the legal vernacular.
3. The common, nonscientific name of a plant or animal.
adj.
1. Native to or commonly spoken by the members of a particular country or region.
2. Using the native language of a region, especially as distinct from the literary language: a vernacular poet.
3. Relating to or expressed in the native language or dialect.
4. Of or being an indigenous building style using local materials and traditional methods of construction and ornament, especially as distinguished from academic or historical architectural styles.
5. Occurring or existing in a particular locality; endemic: a vernacular disease.
6. Relating to or designating the common, nonscientific name of a biological species.

[From Latin vernāculus, native, from verna, native slave, perhaps of Etruscan origin.]

ver·nac′u·lar·ly adv.

vernacular

(vəˈnækjʊlə)
n
1. (Linguistics) the vernacular the commonly spoken language or dialect of a particular people or place
2. (Architecture) a local style of architecture, in which ordinary houses are built: this architect has re-created a true English vernacular.
adj
3. relating to, using, or in the vernacular
4. (Biology) designating or relating to the common name of an animal or plant
5. (Architecture) built in the local style of ordinary houses, rather than a grand architectural style
[C17: from Latin vernāculus belonging to a household slave, from verna household slave]
verˈnacularly adv

ver•nac•u•lar

(vərˈnæk yə lər, vəˈnæk-)

adj.
1. (of language) native or indigenous (opposed to literary or learned).
2. expressed or written in the native language of a place.
3. of, pertaining to, or using such a language.
4. using plain, everyday language.
5. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of architectural vernacular.
6. of or pertaining to the common name for a plant, animal, or other organism.
n.
7. the native speech or language of a place.
8. the distinctive vocabulary of a class or profession.
9. the plain variety of language in everyday use by ordinary people.
10. the common name of a plant, animal, or other organism as distinguished from its Latin scientific name.
11. a style of architecture exemplifying the commonest techniques, decorative features, and materials of a particular historical period, region, or group of people.
[1595–1605; < Latin vernācul(us) household, domestic, native]
ver•nac′u•lar•ly, adv.
syn: See language.

vernacular

Used to describe the everyday language used by ordinary people.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vernacular - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
bite - a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"
swiz - British slang for a swindle
heist, rip-off - the act of stealing
shakedown - extortion of money (as by blackmail)
power trip - (slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people
blowjob, cock sucking - slang for fellatio
hand job, jacking off, jerking off, wank - slang for masturbation
dekko - British slang for a look
square-bashing - drill on a barracks square
shakedown - a very thorough search of a person or a place; "a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"
caff - informal British term for a cafe
deck - street name for a packet of illegal drugs
gat, rod - a gangster's pistol
Mickey Finn - slang term for knockout drops
nick - (British slang) a prison; "he's in the nick"
dreck, schlock, shlock - merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
cert - an absolute certainty; "it's a dead cert"
legs - staying power; "that old Broadway play really has legs"
soup-strainer, toothbrush - slang for a mustache
arsehole, bunghole, arse, asshole - vulgar slang for anus
bay window, potbelly, tummy, corporation, pot - slang for a paunch
niff, pong - an unpleasant smell
street name - slang for something (especially for an illegal drug); "`smack' is a street name for heroin"
corker - (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person; "that story was a corker"
hooey, poppycock, stuff and nonsense, stuff - senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff"
baloney, bilgewater, boloney, bosh, drool, humbug, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle, taradiddle, tarradiddle - pretentious or silly talk or writing
codswallop, folderol, trumpery, wish-wash, applesauce, tripe, rubbish, trash - nonsensical talk or writing
skin flick - a pornographic movie
dibs - a claim of rights; "I have dibs on that last slice of pizza"
non-standard speech - speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
rhyming slang - slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component; "Cockney rhyming slang"
bunfight, bun-fight - (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion
burnup - a high-speed motorcycle race on a public road
nosh-up - a large satisfying meal
hood - (slang) a neighborhood
'hood - (slang) a neighborhood
paleface - (slang) a derogatory term for a white person (supposedly used by North American Indians)
poor white trash, white trash - (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
honkey, honkie, honky, whitey - (slang) offensive names for a White man
slant-eye, gook - (slang) a disparaging term for an Asian person (especially for North Vietnamese soldiers in the Vietnam War)
Injun, red man, Redskin - (slang) offensive term for Native Americans
hymie, kike, sheeny, yid - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
Chinaman, chink - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
dago, ginzo, greaseball, wop, Guinea - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
Jap, Nip - (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
spic, spick, spik - (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
Boche, Jerry, Kraut, Krauthead, Hun - offensive term for a person of German descent
2.vernacular - the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
non-standard speech - speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
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"
informal - used of spoken and written language

vernacular

noun
1. speech, jargon, idiom, parlance, cant, native language, dialect, patois, argot, vulgar tongue To use the vernacular of the day, Peter was square.
adjective
1. colloquial, popular, informal, local, common, native, indigenous, vulgar dialects such as black vernacular English

vernacular

noun
1. A system of terms used by a people sharing a history and culture:
Linguistics: langue.
2. A variety of a language that differs from the standard form:
3. Specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture:
Translations
لُغَة دارِجَهلُغَة عامِيَّه ، لُغَة مَحْكِيَّه
hovorovýnářečí
dagligdags sprogdialekt
nemzeti nyelvnépnyelvi
òjóîtunga; mál alòÿîunnar
vietinė kalba
dzimtaismātes-vietējā valoda/dialektsvietējais
halk dilihalk dilindeyerli lehçeyerli lehçede

vernacular

[vəˈnækjʊləʳ]
A. ADJ
1. (Ling) → vernáculo, vulgar
in vernacular Persianen persa vulgar, en la lengua vernácula de Persia
2. [architecture] → típico, local, regional
B. N (Ling) → lengua f vernácula (fig) → lenguaje m corriente, lenguaje m vulgar

vernacular

[vərˈnækjʊr] n (= dialect) → dialecte m

vernacular

n
(= dialect)Mundart f; (= not Latin, not official language)Landessprache f; this word has now come into the vernaculardieses Wort ist jetzt in die Alltagssprache eingegangen
(= jargon)Fachsprache for -jargon m
(hum: = strong language) → deftige Sprache; please excuse the vernacularentschuldigen Sie bitte, dass ich mich so drastisch ausdrücke
(Archit) → traditioneller Baustil
adj
vernacular newspaperZeitung fin der regionalen Landessprache; vernacular languagemundartliche Sprache; vernacular poetMundartdichter(in) m(f)
(Archit) → traditionell
(= indigenous) styletraditionell; crafts, furnitureeinheimisch

vernacular

[vəˈnækjʊləʳ]
1. nvernacolo
2. adjvernacolare

vernacular

(vəˈnӕkjulə) adjective
colloquial or informally conversational. vernacular speech/language.
noun
the common informal language of a country etc as opposed to its formal or literary language. They spoke to each other in the vernacular of the region.
References in classic literature ?
At sunrise he summoned all hands; and separating those who had rebelled from those who had taken no part in the mutiny, he told the former that he had a good mind to flog them all round --thought, upon the whole, he would do so --he ought to --justice demanded it; but for the present, considering their timely surrender, he would let them go with a reprimand, which he accordingly administered in the vernacular.
Making straight for the steep cliff, where the churchyard hangs over the laneway to the East Pier so steeply that some of the flat tombstones, thruffsteans or through-stones, as they call them in Whitby vernacular, actually project over where the sustaining cliff has fallen away, it disappeared in the darkness, which seemed intensified just beyond the focus of the searchlight.
Though he was burned black as any native; though he spoke the vernacular by preference, and his mother-tongue in a clipped uncertain sing-song; though he consorted on terms of perfect equality with the small boys of the bazar; Kim was white - a poor white of the very poorest.
But we must keep alive in the vernacular the distinction between fashion, a word of narrow and often sinister meaning, and the heroic character which the gentleman imports.
Monsieur my brother, doth it please you that I shall explain in good French vernacular that Greek word which is written yonder on the wall?
It had given these subject races cigarettes, boots, bowler hats, cricket, race meetings, cheap revolvers, petroleum, the factory system of industry, halfpeuny newspapers in both English and the vernacular, inexpensive university degrees, motor-bicycles and electric trams; it had produced a considerable literature expressing contempt for the Subject Races, and rendered it freely accessible to them, and it had been content to believe that nothing would result from these stimulants because somebody once wrote "the immemorial east"; and also, in the inspired words of Kipling--
she exclaimed, and then, in the vernacular of the great apes which constant association with the anthropoids had rendered the common language of the Oparians: "You have come back to me
Soon you will kill--and feed," he murmured in the vernacular of the great apes.
I am Tarzan of the Apes," he answered in the vernacular of the anthropoids.
Bettles was the spokesman, and his argument, tersely and offensively vernacular, was unanimously applauded.
It was inevitable not only that he and his associates should compose many tracts and sermons for the furtherance of their views, but, considering their attitude toward the Bible, that they should wish to put it into the hands of all the people in a form which they would be able to understand, that is in their own vernacular English.
I am Tarzan," said the ape-man, in the vernacular of the anthropoids.