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Another word for vernacular

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Noun
  1. A system of terms used by a people sharing a history and culture

      1. Language viewed as a system including vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation of a particular community.
      1. The fleshy, movable, muscular organ, attached in most vertebrates to the floor of the mouth, that is the principal organ of taste, an aid in chewing and swallowing, and, in humans, an important organ of speech.
      2. An analogous organ or part in invertebrate animals, as in certain insects or mollusks.
      3. The tongue of an animal, such as a cow, used as food.
      1. The faculty or act of speaking.
      2. The faculty or act of expressing or describing thoughts, feelings, or perceptions by the articulation of words.
      3. What is spoken or expressed, as in conversation; uttered or written words:
      1. Communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of arbitrary signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written symbols.
      2. Such a system including its rules for combining its components, such as words.
      3. Such a system as used by a nation, people, or other distinct community; often contrasted with dialect.
      1. A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists:
      2. A variety of language that with other varieties constitutes a single language of which no single variety is standard:
      3. The language peculiar to the members of a group, especially in an occupation; jargon:
    See also:

    words

  2. A variety of a language that differs from the standard form

      1. A regional dialect, especially one without a literary tradition.
      2. Nonstandard speech.
      3. The special jargon of a group; cant.
      1. The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or social group, especially when viewed as unfamiliar:
      1. The specialized language of a trade, profession, or similar group, especially when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders:
      2. Nonsensical or incoherent language:
      3. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
      1. A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists:
      2. A variety of language that with other varieties constitutes a single language of which no single variety is standard:
      3. The language peculiar to the members of a group, especially in an occupation; jargon:
      1. Angular deviation from a vertical or horizontal plane or surface; an inclination or slope.
      2. A slanted or oblique surface.
      3. A thrust or motion that tilts something.
      1. A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group:
    See also:

    words

  3. Specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture

      1. All the words of a language.
      2. The sum of words used by, understood by, or at the command of a particular person or group.
      3. A list of words and often phrases, usually arranged alphabetically and defined or translated; a lexicon or glossary.
      1. The vocabulary of technical terms used in a particular field, subject, science, or art; nomenclature.
      2. The study of nomenclature.
      1. A regional dialect, especially one without a literary tradition.
      2. Nonstandard speech.
      3. The special jargon of a group; cant.
      1. The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or social group, especially when viewed as unfamiliar:
      1. A dictionary.
      2. A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:
      3. The morphemes of a language considered as a group.
      1. Communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of arbitrary signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written symbols.
      2. Such a system including its rules for combining its components, such as words.
      3. Such a system as used by a nation, people, or other distinct community; often contrasted with dialect.
      1. The specialized language of a trade, profession, or similar group, especially when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders:
      2. Nonsensical or incoherent language:
      3. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
      1. A speech form or an expression of a given language that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its elements, as in keep tabs on.
      2. The specific grammatical, syntactic, and structural character of a given language.
      3. Regional speech or dialect.
      1. A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists:
      2. A variety of language that with other varieties constitutes a single language of which no single variety is standard:
      3. The language peculiar to the members of a group, especially in an occupation; jargon:
      1. Angular deviation from a vertical or horizontal plane or surface; an inclination or slope.
      2. A slanted or oblique surface.
      3. A thrust or motion that tilts something.
      1. A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group:
    See also:

    words

Another word for vernacular

Modifier
  1. Indigenous

  2. Informal

    See also:

    colloquial

Noun
      1. The way in which words and phrases are used in speech or writing; style.
      2. A set of expressions used by a particular person or group:
      1. A regional dialect, especially one without a literary tradition.
      2. Nonstandard speech.
      3. The special jargon of a group; cant.
      1. A speech form or an expression of a given language that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its elements, as in keep tabs on.
      2. The specific grammatical, syntactic, and structural character of a given language.
      3. Regional speech or dialect.
      1. A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists:
      2. A variety of language that with other varieties constitutes a single language of which no single variety is standard:
      3. The language peculiar to the members of a group, especially in an occupation; jargon: