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Synonyms for vernacular

Noun

1. cant, jargon, slang, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular, non-standard speech
usage: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
2. vernacular, non-standard speech
usage: the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)

Adjective

1. common, vernacular, vulgar, informal (vs. formal)
usage: being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"
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