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vernacular +‎ -ism


vernacularism (countable and uncountable, plural vernacularisms)

  1. A vernacular idiom.
  2. The belief that texts should be published in the vernacular.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for vernacularism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)