HyperDic: vernacular

English > 3 senses of the word vernacular:
NOUNcommunicationvernacular, slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patoisa characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
communicationvernacularthe everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary / literary language)
ADJECTIVEallvernacular, common, vulgarbeing or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
vernacular > pronunciation
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English > vernacular: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBeing or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language.
  • "a vernacular term"
  • "vernacular speakers"
Synonymscommon, vulgar
BroaderinformalUsed of spoken and written language
Spanishcomún, ordinario, vernacular, vernáculo, vulgar
Catalancomú, ordinari, vernacle, vernacular, vulgar
Nounsvernacularthe everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary / literary language)
English > vernacular: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves).
Synonymsslang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois
Narrowerrhyming slangslang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component
street nameslang for something (especially for an illegal drug)
Broadernon-standard speechspeech that differs from the usual / usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
Usage'hood(slang) a neighborhood
Jap, Nip(offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
Kraut, Krauthead, Boche, Jerry, HunOffensive term for a person of German descent
Mickey Finnslang term for knockout drops
Redskin, Injun, red man(slang) offensive term for Native Americans
airheadA flighty scatterbrained / scatterbrained simpleton
arse, arsehole, asshole, bungholeVulgar slang for anus
bad egg(old-fashioned slang) a bad person
baloney, boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddlepretentious or silly talk or writing
besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, wetVery drunk
bitchAn unpleasant difficulty
biteA portion removed from the whole
boffin(British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research
bolshy, stroppyobstreperous
bunfight, bun-fight(Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion
bunk off, play hookyPlay truant from work or school
burnupA high-speed motorcycle race on a public road
butch(of male or female homosexuals) characterized by stereotypically male traits or appearance
butch, dike, dyke(slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
buy it, pip outBe killed / killed or die
caffinformal British term for a cafe
can-domarked by a willingness to tackle a job and get it done
certAn absolute certainty
chink, Chinaman(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
chuck, ditchthrow away
clean, plumb, plumCompletely
cock sucking, blowjobslang for fellatio
corker(dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person
deckstreet name for a packet of illegal drugs
dekkoBritish slang for a look
dibsA claim of rights
feelpass one's hands over the sexual organs of
folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallopNonsensical talk or writing
freakystrange and somewhat frightening
fuck, fucking, screw, screwing, ass, nooky, nookie, piece of ass, piece of tail, roll in the hay, shag, shtupslang for sexual intercourse
gat, rodA gangster's pistol
good egg(old-fashioned slang) a good person
grottyVery unpleasant or offensive
guvnor(British slang) boss
heist, rip-offThe act of stealing
hood(slang) a neighborhood
hoofdance in a professional capacity
jacking off, jerking off, hand job, wankslang for masturbation
jitters, heebie-jeebies, screaming meemiesextreme / extreme nervousness
juiceelectric current
juiceenergetic / energetic vitality
keyA kilogram of a narcotic drug
kike, hymie, sheeny, yid(ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
legsstaying power
nick(British slang) a prison
niff, pongAn unpleasant smell
nosh-upA large satisfying meal
old man(slang) boss
out-and-outersomeone who is excellent at something
pile, bundle, big bucks, megabucks, big moneyA large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)
pint-size, pint-sized, runty, sawed-off, sawn-offWell below average height
pot, potbelly, bay window, corporation, tummyslang for a paunch
power trip(slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people
schlock, shlock, dreckmerchandise that is shoddy or inferior / inferior
schlockmeister, shlockmeister(slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior / inferior merchandise
shakedownextortion of money (as by blackmail)
shakedownA very thorough search of a person or a place
skin flickA pornographic movie
skinfulA quantity of alcoholic drink sufficient to make you drunk
slam-bangViolent and sudden and noisy
soup-strainer, toothbrushslang for a mustache
spic, spik, spick(ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
square, straightrigidly conventional or old-fashioned
square-bashingDrill on a barracks square
squeeze(slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend
stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycockSenseless talk
suit(slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit
swizBritish slang for a swindle
the shits, the trotsobscene terms for diarrhea
tripper(slang) someone who has taken a psychedelic drug and is undergoing hallucinations
uncool(spoken slang) unfashionable and boring
white trash, poor white trash(slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
whitey, honky, honkey, honkie(slang) offensive names for a White man
wog(offensive British slang) term used by the British to refer to people of color from Africa or Asia
wop, dago, ginzo, Guinea, greaseball(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
Spanishargot, dialecto, jerga, jerigonza, lengua vernácula, lunfardo, patois
Catalanargot, cant, llengua vernacla
English > vernacular: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary / literary language).
Broadernon-standard speechspeech that differs from the usual / usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
Spanishdialecto, lengua vernácula, vernáculo
Catalanllengua vernacla
Adjectivesmacaronicof or containing a mixture of Latin words and vernacular words jumbled together
vernacularbeing or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language

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