Origin of vernacular
Examples from the Web for vernacular
And every word has a definition, even if the phrase is viewed as one way in the vernacular.
It was amusing, it was in my vernacular, and the atmosphere held great emotional resonance for me.
Anytime boys, even girls, use femininity as a vernacular people are judged harshly.
“ Larging it,” is the term of art, just one of the pieces of Brit-lad vernacular that animates these pages.
Note as well their wily use of the word "stuff"—a bit of vernacular so the message doesn't get too grandiloquent.
Did she ever express to you any fear that he might do something, and I use the vernacular again, crazy?Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Profanity is indulged in to a considerable extent, and in some places seems the vernacular language.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger
Much uncertainty prevails on the question when the first sermons in French vernacular were formally composed, and by whom.The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory|George Saintsbury
But even these remains, important and interesting as they are, may not be called the beginning of a vernacular literature.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2|Charles Dudley Warner
Do you agree with the prediction that within a century English will be the vernacular of a quarter of the people of the world?Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
British Dictionary definitions for vernacular
Word Origin for vernacular
Word Origin and History for vernacular
c.1600, "native to a country," from Latin vernaculus "domestic, native," from verna "home-born slave, native," a word of Etruscan origin. Used in English in the sense of Latin vernacula vocabula, in reference to language.