ver·​nac·​u·​lar·​ism vər-ˈna-kyə-lə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce vernacularism (audio)
: a vernacular word or idiom

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vernacularism was circa 1841

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“Vernacularism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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