vernacular

Part of speech: adverb

VERNACULARLY.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to one's native land; indigenous.

Part of speech: noun

One's mother tongue.

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Usage examples "vernacular":

  1. He had had, in Army vernacular, " cold feet." - "Leaves from a Field Note-Book", J. H. Morgan.
  2. To use the Russian vernacular, he was born in his shirt. - "Comrade Kropotkin", Victor Robinson.
  3. Now she was, in the uncouth vernacular of the country, up against it for fair! - "Quick Action", Robert W. Chambers.