Ver·nac·u·lar 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. “A vernacular disease.”
His skill in the vernacular dialect of the Celtic tongue. --Fuller.
Which in our vernacular idiom may be thus interpreted. --Pope.
Ver·nac·u·lar, n. The vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality, opposed to literary or learned forms.
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" [syn: common, vulgar]
n 1: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among
thieves); "they don't speak our lingo" [syn: cant, jargon,
slang, lingo, argot, patois]
2: the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from