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bywordnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbaɪ.wɜːd/  us   /ˈbaɪ.wɝːd/
a person or thing that is very closely connected with a particular quality: Their products are a byword for good value.
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bywordnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɑɪˌwɜrd/
a name of a person or thing that is closely connected with a particular quality: In Hollywood’s golden era, "Betty" was a byword for glamour.
(Definition of byword from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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