- The definition of colloquial refers to words or expressions used in ordinary language by common people.
An example of colloquial is casual conversation where some slang terms are used and where no attempt is made at being formal.
colloquial definition by Webster's New World
- having to do with or like conversation; conversational
- informal (sense )
Origin: ; from Classical Latin colloquium (see colloquy) plush -al
- colloquially adverb
colloquial definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Characteristic of or appropriate to the spoken language or to writing that seeks the effect of speech; informal.
- Relating to conversation; conversational.
Origin: From colloquy.
- col·loˈqui·al noun
- col·loˈqui·al·ly adverb
- col·loˈqui·al·ness noun