Synonyms and related words:
adage, ana, analects, aphorism, apophthegm, apothegm, appellation, appellative, axiom, binomen, binomial name, burning shame, butt, byname, byword of reproach, catch phrase, catchword, cliche, cognomen, collected sayings, cry, cryptonym, current saying, denomination, derision, designation, dictate, dictum, dirty shame, disgrace, distich, dupe, empty title, epigram, epithet, eponym, euonym, expression, fad word, fair game, figure of fun, fool, game, gazingstock, gnome, goat, golden saying, handle, honorific, humiliation, hyponym, jest, jestingstock, joke, label, laughingstock, low-down dirty shame, maxim, mockery, moniker, monkey, moral, mot, motto, name, namesake, nomen, nomen nudum, oracle, parable, pet expression, phrase, pithy saying, precept, prescript, proper name, proper noun, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, reproach, saw, saying, scandal, scientific name, secret name, sentence, sententious expression, shame, shibboleth, slogan, sloka, sobriquet, stock, stock saying, style, sutra, tag, target, tautonym, teaching, text, title, toy, trinomen, trinomial name, verse, victim, vogue word, watchword, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise saying, witticism, word, words of wisdom

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  • Byword — By word , n. [AS. b[ i]word; b[ i], E. by + word.] 1. A common saying; a proverb; a saying that has a general currency. [1913 Webster] I knew a wise man that had it for a byword. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. The object of a contemptuous saying. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • byword — O.E. biword proverb, formed after L. proverbium, or Gk. para bole …   Etymology dictionary

  • byword — *catchword, shibboleth, slogan Analogous words: proverb, *saying, saw, motto: *abuse, invective: legend, caption (see INSCRIPTION) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • byword — [n] saying adage, aphorism, apophthegm, axiom, catchphrase, catchword, dictum, epithet, gnome, gnomic saying, handle, maxim, motto, nickname, precept, proverb, saw, shibboleth, slogan, standing joke; concept 275 …   New thesaurus

  • byword — ► NOUN 1) a notable example or embodiment of something. 2) a proverb or saying …   English terms dictionary

  • byword — [bī′wʉrd΄] n. [ME & OE biword < bi (see BY) + WORD: formed after L proverbium ( pro + verbum), PROVERB] 1. a familiar saying; proverb 2. a person or thing proverbial for some quality 3. an object of scorn or ridicule …   English World dictionary

  • byword — [[t]ba͟ɪwɜː(r)d[/t]] bywords 1) N COUNT: N for n Someone or something that is a byword for a particular quality is well known for having that quality. ...a region that had become a byword for violence and degeneracy. ...the Rolls Royce brand name …   English dictionary

  • byword — by|word [ˈbaıwə:d US wə:rd] n 1.) be a byword for sth to be so well known for a particular quality that your name is used to represent that quality ▪ His name has become a byword for honesty in the community. 2.) [singular] a word, phrase, or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • byword — by|word [ baı,wɜrd ] noun singular byword for if someone or something is a byword for a particular quality, they have a strong reputation for that quality: The city is a byword for intolerance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • byword — UK [ˈbaɪˌwɜː(r)d] / US [ˈbaɪˌwɜrd] noun [singular] if someone or something is a byword for a particular quality, they have a strong reputation for that quality byword for: The city is a byword for intolerance …   English dictionary