Definition of “catchword” - English Dictionary


“catchword” in English

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catchwordnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkætʃ.wɜːd/ us /ˈkætʃ.wɝːd/

Examples from literature

  • A hundred catchwords, a thousand raised voices, and not one cool head to realize that war is not a game. 
  • A navy "for defence only" is a popular catchword. 
  • But even a bad book can be a measure of the time, showing the ideas current and the catchwords that were thought likely to attract the reading public. 
  • Home was the catchword of the times. 
  • Watchful waiting was the watchword—or the catchword. 

(Definition of “catchword” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)