Definition of Catchword

1. Noun. A favorite saying of a sect or political group.

Exact synonyms: Motto, Shibboleth, Slogan
Generic synonyms: Expression, Locution, Saying
Specialized synonyms: Catch Phrase, Catchphrase, Mantra, Battle Cry, Cry, Rallying Cry, War Cry, Watchword
Derivative terms: Sloganeer



2. Noun. A word printed at the top of the page of a dictionary or other reference book to indicate the first or last item on that page.
Exact synonyms: Guide Word, Guideword
Generic synonyms: Word

Definition of Catchword

1. n. Among theatrical performers, the last word of the preceding speaker, which reminds one that he is to speak next; cue.

Definition of Catchword

1. Noun. A word under the right-hand side of the last line on a book page that repeats the first word on the following page. ¹

2. Noun. A word or expression repeated until it becomes representative of a party, school, business, or point of view. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catchword

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Catchword

catchpenny(a)
catchphrase
catchphrases
catchpole
catchpoles
catchpoll
catchpolls
catcht
catchup
catchups
catchwater
catchwaters
catchweed
catchweeds
catchweight
catchword (current term)
catchwords
catchwork
catchy
catclaw
catclaws
catdom
cate
catechase
catecheses
catechesis
catechetic
catechetical
catechetical instruction
catechetically

Literary usage of Catchword

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Journey Round the Library of a Bibliomaniac: Or, Cento of Notes and by William Davis (1821)
"Pages 167, 167, wrong paged and wrong catchword; against, should be well. ... B. In some copies the catchword at page 300 is Essex, and in others Pembroke, ..."

2. A General Bibliographical Dictionary by Friedrich Adolf Ebert, Arthur Browne (1837)
"and 164 numbered, with 2 columns and 50 lines, without signatures, catchword«, and pagination. ... catchword ..."

3. Washington and the Riddle of Peace by Herbert George Wells (1922)
""SECURITY"—THE NEW AND BEAUTIFUL catchword Washington, November 20. TIIK new and really quite beautiful catchword ..."

4. The Huth Library: A Catalogue of the Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph by Henry Huth, Frederick Startridge Ellis, William Carew Hazlitt (1880)
"Mr. Corsets collation is slightly inaccurate, in consequence of his having mistaken a catchword for a signature. ..."

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