|1.||[ noun ] a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)|
|Synonyms:||jargon argot lingo slang patois cant|
"they don't speak our lingo"
|Related terms:||non-standard_speech rhyming_slang street_name wog baby nervousness clean pile deck stuff built buy_it besotted legs chuck uncool some hoof square-bashing square bunfight boffin mean guvnor pint-size bolshy can-do bite caff slam-bang feel corker squeeze baloney folderol burnup nosh-up bunk_off heist gat schlock freaky shakedown out-and-outer schlockmeister bad_egg 'hood old_man good_egg airhead niff shakedown give drop-dead bitch juice bumf key juice cert slang|
|2.||[ adjective ] being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language|
"common parlance" "a vernacular term" "vernacular speakers" "the vulgar tongue of the masses" "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"
|3.||[ noun ] the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)|