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vernacularism

[ver-nak-yuh-luh-riz-uh m, vuh-nak-]
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noun
  1. a vernacular word or expression.
  2. the use of the vernacular.
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Origin of vernacularism

First recorded in 1840–50; vernacular + -ism
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Historical Examples

  • I thought that rather a vernacularism, if there is such a word, as soon as I had said it; but I didn't stop to apologize.

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    O. Henry


British Dictionary definitions for vernacularism

vernacularism

noun
  1. the use of the vernacular or a term in the vernacular
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