Meaning of vernacular

Definition of vernacular

(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"
(noun) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)

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