vo·​cab·​u·​lar vō-ˈka-byə-lər How to pronounce vocabular (audio)
: of or relating to words or phraseology : verbal

Example Sentences

the school banned the book for vocabular reasons, as some parents objected to the author's use of profanity

Word History


back-formation from vocabulary

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vocabular was in 1608

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Cite this Entry

“Vocabular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vocabular. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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