Definitions for watchwordˈwɒtʃˌwɜrd
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war cry, rallying cry, battle cry, cry, watchword(noun)
a slogan used to rally support for a cause
"a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'"
password, watchword, word, parole, countersign(noun)
a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
"he forgot the password"
a prearranged reply to the challenge of a sentry or a guard; a password or signal by which friends can be known from enemies
a word used as a motto, as expressive of a principle or rule of action; a maxim, byword
a rallying cry
Origin: From waccheword, morphologically as .
a word given to sentinels, and to such as have occasion to visit the guards, used as a signal by which a friend is known from an enemy, or a person who has a right to pass the watch from one who has not; a countersign; a password
a sentiment or motto; esp., one used as a rallying cry or a signal for action
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