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Definition 1: the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language) - [noun denoting communication]

(vernacular is a kind of ...) speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community

Definition 2: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where vernacular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they don't speak our lingo

Synonyms for vernacular in the sense of this definition

(vernacular is a kind of ...) speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community

(... is a kind of vernacular ) slang for something (especially for an illegal drug)

"`smack' is a street name for heroin"

(... is a kind of vernacular ) slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component

"Cockney rhyming slang"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (slang) someone who has taken a psychedelic drug and is undergoing hallucinations

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (offensive British slang) term used by the British to refer to people of color from Africa or Asia

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) electric current

"when the wiring was finished they turned on the juice"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)

"she made a bundle selling real estate" "they sank megabucks into their new house"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) a kilogram of a narcotic drug

"they were carrying two keys of heroin"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) a quantity of alcoholic drink sufficient to make you drunk

"someone had to drive me home last night because I had a skinful"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) energetic vitality

"her creative juices were flowing"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit

"all the suits care about is the bottom line"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend

"she was his main squeeze"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) a flighty scatterbrained simpleton

"she's a total airhead" "every airhead on a big salary rushed out to buy one"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (old-fashioned slang) a bad person

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (old-fashioned slang) a good person

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (British slang) boss

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (slang) boss

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) someone who is excellent at something

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) offensive term for a person of German descent

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) obscene terms for diarrhea

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) extreme nervousness

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (spoken slang) unfashionable and boring

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (of male or female homosexuals) characterized by stereotypically male traits or appearance

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) very unpleasant or offensive

"a grotty little play"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) remarkable

"that was some party" "she is some skier"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) excellent

"famous for a mean backhand"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) obstreperous

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) well below average height

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) violent and sudden and noisy

"a slam-bang collision"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) completely; used as intensifiers

"clean forgot the appointment" "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) strange and somewhat frightening

"the whole experience was really freaky"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) marked by a willingness to tackle a job and get it done

"a can-do kind of person" "the city's indomitable optimism and can-do spirit"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) an unpleasant difficulty

"this problem is a real bitch"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) occur

"what gives?"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) be killed or die

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) pass one's hands over the sexual organs of

"He felt the girl in the movie theater"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) dance in a professional capacity

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) throw away

"Chuck these old notes"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) play truant from work or school

"The boy often plays hooky"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) very drunk

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"she was drop-dead gorgeous"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) a portion removed from the whole

"the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) street name for a packet of illegal drugs

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) a gangster's pistol

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) slang term for knockout drops

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (British slang) a prison

"he's in the nick"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) merchandise that is shoddy or inferior

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) an absolute certainty

"it's a dead cert"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) staying power

"that old Broadway play really has legs"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) slang for a mustache

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) informal British term for a cafe

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) a very thorough search of a person or a place

"a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) drill on a barracks square

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) British slang for a swindle

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) the act of stealing

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) extortion of money (as by blackmail)

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) slang for sexual intercourse

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) slang for fellatio

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) slang for masturbation

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) British slang for a look

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) vulgar slang for anus

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) slang for a paunch

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a neighborhood

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive names for a White man

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive term for Native Americans

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a neighborhood

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) a large satisfying meal

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) a high-speed motorcycle race on a public road

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) an unpleasant smell

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person

"that story was a corker"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) senseless talk

"don't give me that stuff"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) pretentious or silly talk or writing

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) nonsensical talk or writing

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) a pornographic movie

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) a claim of rights

"I have dibs on that last slice of pizza"

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion

(vernacular is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent

Definition 3: being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vernacular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • common parlance
  • a vernacular term
  • vernacular speakers
  • the vulgar tongue of the masses
  • the technical and vulgar names for an animal species

Synonyms for vernacular in the sense of this definition

(vernacular is similar to ...) used of spoken and written language

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