ver·​ni·​cle ˈvər-ni-kəl How to pronounce vernicle (audio)
variants or vernacle

Word History


Middle English vernicle, borrowed from Anglo-French, alteration of Middle French veronique, veronicle, borrowed from Medieval Latin verōnica — more at veronica entry 2

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vernicle was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near vernicle

Cite this Entry

“Vernicle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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