Examples of byword in a Sentence
Mom's favorite byword is “You can get more flies with honey than with vinegar”.
nationally, Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive has become a byword for luxury retailing
Recent Examples of byword from the Web
The regime of President Bashar al-Assad had just recaptured the city after years of bombing and urban warfare that had made Aleppo a global byword for savagery.
For several years, this hyperspeed offshoot of early '90s rave music (think hip-hop rhythms on crystal meth) was a byword for bad taste.
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First Known Use of byword
before 12th century
BYWORD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of byword for English Language Learners
: someone or something that is closely connected with a particular quality
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