NOUN. /ËˆpaËŒtwÃ¤/ DEFINITION: 1. Any language that is considered nonstandard. Can refer to pidgins, creoles, dialects, and other forms of native or local speech. 2. Many of the vernacular forms of English spoken in the Caribbean, especially in reference to Jamaican Creole. 3. The language used at the intersection of art and social justice in New Orleans.