Definition of catchphrase
1 : a word or expression that is used repeatedly and conveniently to represent or characterize a person, group, idea, or point of view
2 : slogan 2
Examples of catchphrase in a Sentence
popular catchphrases like “politically correct”
one of those advertising catchphrases that, if you think about them, don't mean much of anything
Recent Examples of catchphrase from the Web
In 1980, at the tender age of 15, Brooke Shields starred in one of the most iconic photographs in fashion history, with one of the most memorable catchphrases.
Trump just mouthed his reality show catchphrase 'You're fired' during a bill signing at the White House.
See the Internet's most LOL-worthy reactions -- complete with DJ Khaled catchphrases and Tidal references -- below.
Madalone instead talked about the need to govern with a different mindset, which sounds more like a TED Talk catchphrase than a rallying cry to defeat a three-term mayor.
Although the president still seems interested in hiring Bossie and Lewandowski to help shore up a flailing administration, the former Apprentice host is reportedly loath to actually fire anyone, despite the famous catchphrase.
Like the alarm clocks shouting out his catchphrases that the White Sox handed out recently, there's a limited supply of Hawk Harrelson available.
Mr. Macron’s most celebrated catchphrase in his speeches reflects that love.
Besides sharing their thoughts on feminism, the film's stars also had fun imagining possible catchphrases for the heroine.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'catchphrase.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of catchphrase
CATCHPHRASE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of catchphrase for English Language Learners
: a word or phrase that is easy to remember and is commonly used to represent or describe a person, group, idea, etc.
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up catchphrase? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).