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What does "Vernacular" mean?


(a.) 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 (n.) The vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality

Synonyms common, cant, jargon, vulgar, slang, argot, patois, lingo, informal

Example: "A vernacular term"

Word Family vernaculars