[ver-nak-yuh-luh-riz-uh m, vuh-nak-]


a vernacular word or expression.
the use of the vernacular.

Origin of vernacularism

First recorded in 1840–50; vernacular + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vernacularism

Historical Examples of vernacularism

  • 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.


    O. Henry

British Dictionary definitions for vernacularism



the use of the vernacular or a term in the vernacular
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