Byword - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbaɪwɜːrd|  American pronunciation of the word byword
Brit.  |ˈbʌɪwəːd|  British pronunciation of the word byword

noun

- a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people (syn: adage, proverb, saw)

Examples

...Mom's favorite byword is “You can get more flies with honey than with vinegar”....

...nationally, Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive has become a byword for luxury retailing...

Caution should be a byword for investors.

His name has become a byword for honesty in the community.

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