Definition of colloquial:
flatly, dishy, halting, definite, demotic, substandard, ordinary, natural, vulgate, chattery, words, newsy, brokenly, spoken, unbookish, chatty, unliterary, imperative, relaxed, gossipy, koine, nonformal, nonstandard, dialectal, confabulatory, flat, fluent, everyday, slangy, familiar, nonliterary, bantering, local, regional, native, gibbering.
- colloquial (part of speech: adjective)
vulgar (part of speech: adjective)
- in bad taste,
Most of the writers of English grammar have given long tables of words pronounced otherwise than they are written, and seem not sufficiently to have considered, that of English, as of all living tongues, there is a double pronunciation, one cursory and colloquial, the other regular and solemn.- "A Grammar of the English Tongue", Samuel Johnson.
" Say, the old doc is a lifesaver, sure enough," said a young subaltern, answering to the name of " Sally," colloquial for Salford, as he stood amid a circle of officers gathered in the smoking room a few minutes later.- "The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land", Ralph Connor.
- "Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930", Various.