nayword

noun
nay·​word

Definition of nayword

1 : a word used as a signal : watchword sense 1b
2 obsolete : a proverb of reproach : byword

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History and Etymology for nayword

nay- (of unknown origin) + word

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“Nayword.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nayword. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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