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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The designer has continued to send feminist slogan tees down the runway. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "How The Wing Has Created a Retail Environment That Actually Helps Women," 21 Mar. 2019 That is a much trickier business than the campaign slogan might suggest. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Warren’s interesting new bill to lower generic drug prices, explained.," 20 Dec. 2018 Meanwhile, Detroit wears a series of earrings and slogan tees that signal the movie’s ethics. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Sorry to Bother You Is a Brilliant Black Comedy About Race, Labor, and Magic," 29 June 2018 Fernandes had praised Najib's coalition and posed with Najib in an AirAsia plane emblazoned with the coalition's campaign slogan ahead of the polls. Fox News, "AirAsia shares drop after CEO says sorry for backing ex-PM," 14 May 2018 Scores of protesters stayed at the building stairs, shouting slogans against the prime minister. Llazar Semini, The Seattle Times, "Albanian opposition clashes with police in anti-govt protest," 13 Apr. 2019 The group paraded through the University of Virginia's campus, shouting racist and anti-Semitic slogans. Fox News, "The Latest: Prohibited items seized in Charlottesville," 11 Aug. 2018 The protests kicked into high gear later in the day, with people marching across London, banging drums, whooping and shouting slogans. Ceylan Yeginsu, New York Times, "London’s ‘Trump Baby’ Balloon Flies as Protests Take Off Across U.K.," 13 July 2018 Several hundred people marched outside the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Saturday , waving signs and shouting slogans protesting the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Thousands stage protests, marches across South Florida," 30 June 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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