Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A vernacular word or expression.

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  • n. A vernacular idiom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vernacular idiom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vernacular word or expression.
  • n. The use of the vernacular: the opposite of classicalism.

Etymologies

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vernacular +‎ -ism

Examples

  • 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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