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byword

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1 an often stated observation regarding something from common experience
  • Mom's favorite byword is "You can get more flies with honey than with vinegar"

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2 the most perfect type or example
  • nationally, Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive has become a byword for luxury retailing

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The first known use of byword was before the 12th century

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“Byword.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/by%20word. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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