catchphrase
noun Date: 1842 1. a word or expression that is used repeatedly and conveniently to represent or characterize a person, group, idea, or point of view 2. slogan 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • catchphrase — UK US /ˈkætʃfreɪz/ noun [C] ► MARKETING a phrase that is often repeated and becomes connected with a particular organization, product, person, etc.: »What we need now is a catchphrase for the marketing campaign. »His catchphrase, Make my day ,… …   Financial and business terms

  • catchphrase — [kach′frāz΄] n. a phrase that catches or is meant to catch the popular attention: also written catch phrase * * * catch phrase n. A phrase in wide or popular use, especially one serving as a slogan for a group or movement. * * * …   Universalium

  • catchphrase — (n.) c.1850, from CATCH (Cf. catch) (v.) + PHRASE (Cf. phrase). The notion is of words that will catch in the mind (Cf. CATCHWORD (Cf. catchword)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • catchphrase — is a term (mid 19c) for a phrase that catches on quickly and that is often used without direct allusion to its first occurrence (when this is known). Examples are: Not tonight, Josephine (associated with Napoleon but more likely a Victorian music …   Modern English usage

  • catchphrase — ► NOUN ▪ a well known sentence or phrase …   English terms dictionary

  • catchphrase — [kach′frāz΄] n. a phrase that catches or is meant to catch the popular attention: also written catch phrase …   English World dictionary

  • catchphrase — UK [ˈkætʃˌfreɪz] / US noun [countable] Word forms catchphrase : singular catchphrase plural catchphrases a short phrase that many people know because a famous person often says it …   English dictionary

  • catchphrase — noun a) A group of words, often originating in popular culture, that is spontaneously popularized after widespread repeated use b) A signature phrase of a particular person or group. Syn: sig …   Wiktionary

  • catchphrase — catch|phrase [ˈkætʃfreız] n a short well known phrase made popular by an entertainer or politician, so that people think of that person when they hear it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • catchphrase — catch|phrase [ kætʃ,freız ] noun count a short phrase that many people know because a famous person often says it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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