vernacularism

[ ver-nak-yuh-luh-riz-uhm, vuh-nak- ]
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noun
  1. a vernacular word or expression.

  2. the use of the vernacular.

Origin of vernacularism

1
First recorded in 1840–50; vernacular + -ism

Words Nearby vernacularism

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How to use vernacularism in a sentence

  • 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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British Dictionary definitions for vernacularism

vernacularism

/ (vəˈnækjʊləˌrɪzəm) /


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

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