catchword
noun Date: circa 1736 1. a. a word under the right-hand side of the last line on a book page that repeats the first word on the following page b. guide word 2. catchphrase 1

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  • Catchword — is also a name for a headword in a dictionary. : For the game show, see Catchword (game show). A catchword is a word placed at the foot of a handwritten or printed page that is meant to be bound along with other pages in a book. The word… …   Wikipedia

  • catchword — catchword, byword, shibboleth, slogan mean a phrase that catches the eye or the ear and is repeated so often that it becomes a formula. Catchword usually applies to a phrase that serves as the formula or identification mark of an emotionally… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Catchword — Catch word , n. 1. Among theatrical performers, the last word of the preceding speaker, which reminds one that he is to speak next; cue. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) The first word of any page of a book after the first, inserted at the right hand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catchword — noun adage, byword, catch phrase, clew, cliche, clue, colloquialism, common saying, cue word, key, maxim, mot, password, pithy saying, saying, shibboleth, slogan, stock saying, tag, vogue word, watchword associated concepts: trademarks Burton s… …   Law dictionary

  • catchword — (n.) 1730, the first word of the following page inserted at the lower right hand corner of each page of a book, from CATCH (Cf. catch) (v.) + WORD (Cf. word) (n.); extended to word caught up and repeated (especially in the political sense) by… …   Etymology dictionary

  • catchword — [n] motto byword, catchphrase, household word, maxim, password, refrain, shibboleth, slogan, watchword; concepts 275,278 …   New thesaurus

  • catchword — ► NOUN 1) a popular word or phrase encapsulating a particular concept. 2) a word printed or placed so as to attract attention …   English terms dictionary

  • catchword — [kach′wʉrd΄] n. 1. Historical the first word of a book page, printed in the lower right hand corner of the preceding page to catch the binder s eye 2. GUIDE WORD 3. an actor s cue 4. a word or phrase repeated so often that it comes to epitomize a …   English World dictionary

  • catchword — UK [ˈkætʃˌwɜː(r)d] / US [ˈkætʃˌwɜrd] noun [countable] Word forms catchword : singular catchword plural catchwords a word used for representing a particular idea, usually one that is popular for a short time …   English dictionary

  • catchword — catch|word [ˈkætʃwə:d US wə:rd] n a word or phrase that refers to a feature of a situation, product etc that is considered important ▪ Variety is the catchword at our latest venue, the Beehive Club …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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