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Meaning of WATCHWORD

Pronunciation:  'wâch`wurd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he forgot the password"
 

WATCHWORD is a 9 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: countersign, parole, password, word
 
 See Also: arcanum, secret

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Watch"word`\, n.
1. 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.

2. A sentiment or motto; esp., one used as a rallying cry or
   a signal for action.

         Nor deal in watchwords overmuch.      --Tennyson.

 

 

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