slogan

noun
slo·​gan | \ ˈslō-gən How to pronounce slogan (audio) \

Definition of slogan

1a : a war cry especially of a Scottish clan
b : a word or phrase used to express a characteristic position or stand or a goal to be achieved
2 : a brief attention-getting phrase used in advertising or promotion

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Examples of slogan in a Sentence

within days, virtually everyone was familiar with the newest advertising slogan for that brand of soda

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If Medicare-for-all is ever to become more than a campaign slogan, its proponents must solve that riddle. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Is employer-sponsored insurance really a good deal for workers?," 7 Feb. 2019 Arps works with clients' in-house teams to customize art around their slogans and messages. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Dani Arps Knows How To Design Rooms That Help You Get Things Done," 11 Feb. 2019 Unlike most 2020 contenders, Ms. Klobuchar hasn’t parroted lefty slogans. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Case for Amy Klobuchar," 10 Feb. 2019 If Medicare-for-all is ever to become more than a campaign slogan, its proponents must solve that riddle. Dylan Scott, Vox, "The Medicare-for-all paradox," 14 Dec. 2018 The persona of Domin posted this Tuesday, using the hashtag of the Ducey re-election campaign, whose slogan is Secure Arizona's Future. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "Dozens of likely fake Twitter accounts are supporting Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's re-election," 20 June 2018 Schultz draws large town hall audiences advancing with vision and hope rather than angry finger-pointing slogans. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Fortune, "Why CEOs Make Great Politicians," 14 June 2018 The solution, in their opinion, matches their group’s slogan: save our children, arm our teachers. Nicole Blanchard And Michael Katz, idahostatesman, "Thousands of Idaho students join national chorus, leave class to protest shootings | Idaho Statesman," 14 Mar. 2018 His wish for a kinder, gentler nation was not a cynical political slogan. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Read the Full Transcript of Jim Baker's Eulogy for His Close Friend, George H.W. Bush," 6 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of slogan

1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for slogan

alteration of earlier slogorn, from Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm, from sluagh army, host + gairm cry

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slogan

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slogan

: a word or phrase that is easy to remember and is used by a group or business to attract attention

slogan

noun
slo·​gan | \ ˈslō-gən How to pronounce slogan (audio) \

Kids Definition of slogan

: a word or phrase used by a party, a group, or a business to attract attention

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