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watchword

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1 a word or phrase that must be spoken by a person in order to pass a guard
  • the watchword is changed every day

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2 an attention-getting word or phrase used to publicize something (as a campaign or product)
  • their latest watchword turns up in every ad from that company

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The first known use of watchword was in the 15th century

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“Watchword.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/watchword. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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