- Of or pertaining to everyday language.
- (art) is connected to a collective memory; not imported
- (architecture) of or related to local building materials and styles; not imported
- Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous.
"a vernacular disease"
- Everyday speech or dialect, including colloquialisms, as opposed to literary, liturgical, or scientific language.
"Street vernacular can be quite different from what is heard elsewhere."
- The language of a people or a national language.
"A vernacular of the United States is English."
- (Roman Catholicism) The indigenous language of a people, into which the words of the Mass are translated.
"Vatican II allowed the celebration of the mass in the vernacular."
- Language unique to a particular group of people; jargon, argot.
"For those of a certain age, hiphop vernacular might just as well be a foreign language."