watchword

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noun watch·word \ˈwäch-ˌwərd, ˈwȯch-\

Definition of watchword

  1. 1 :  a word or phrase used as a sign of recognition among members of the same society, class, or group

  2. 2a :  a word or motto that embodies a principle or guide to action of an individual or group :  slogan “safety” is our watchwordb :  a guiding principle change is the watchword for both parties

Examples of watchword in a Sentence

  1. The new watchword in his campaign is It's time for change.

  2. the watchword is changed every day

15th Century

First Known Use of watchword

15th century


WATCHWORD Defined for English Language Learners

watchword

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noun watch·word \ˈwäch-ˌwərd, ˈwȯch-\

Definition of watchword for English Language Learners

  • : a word or phrase that expresses a rule that a particular person or group follows


WATCHWORD Defined for Kids

watchword

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noun watch·word \ˈwäch-ˌwərd\

Definition of watchword for Students



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