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 watchword>b :  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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