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byword

noun

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  1. 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” Synonyms of byword adage, aphorism, apothegm, saying, epigram, maxim, proverb, saw, sententia, wordWords Related to byword bromide, cliché (also cliche), commonplace, platitude, wheeze; expression, felicity; axiom, motto, precept, truism, truth; formula; comment, note, reflection, remark

  2. 2 the most perfect type or example nationally, Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive has become a byword for luxury retailing Synonyms of byword acme, apotheosis, beau ideal, quintessence, classic, epitome, exemplar, ideal, perfectionWords Related to byword archetype, model, prototype; paradigm, standard; nonpareil, paragon; abstract, avatar, embodier, embodiment, incarnation, incorporation, manifestation, personification; height, last word, meridian, ultimate, zenith; benchmark, criterion, touchstone, yardstick



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