Thesaurus

shibboleths

noun
plural of shibboleth

Synonyms & Antonyms of shibboleths

1 an attention-getting word or phrase used to publicize something (as a campaign or product)
  • we knew that their claim of giving "the best deal in town" was just a shibboleth

Synonyms for shibboleths

Words Related to shibboleths

2 an idea or expression that has been used by many people
  • there's a lot of truth in the shibboleth that if you give some people an inch, they'll take a mile

Synonyms for shibboleths

Words Related to shibboleths

Near Antonyms for shibboleths

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about shibboleths

Cite this Entry

“Shibboleths.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shibboleths. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!