household word


Definition of household word

: a common word or phrase : byword penicillin has become a new household word— W. E. Swinton

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First Known Use of household word

1574, in the meaning defined above

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“Household word.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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