- a phrase that attracts or is meant to attract attention.
- a phrase, as a slogan, that comes to be widely and repeatedly used, often with little of the original meaning remaining.
Origin of catch phrase
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Examples from the Web for catchphrase
She has a t-shirt that says “Fetch,” the catchphrase from Mean Girls!Lindsay Lohan’s Reality Show Is the Most Stressful Thing on TV
March 10, 2014
The mother of five frantically jumps from one argument to the next as if playing a high stakes game of Catchphrase.Meet the Anti-Pot Activists
January 31, 2014
Tim Gunn came back from being a catchphrase robot to a thoughtful mentor offering informed critiques of work in progress.How 'Project Runway' Made it Work
July 27, 2011
However, I do object to bacon as catchphrase, as fad, as arena for testosterone-fueled competition.'Bacon Tastes Good, Get Over It'
May 15, 2009
And when a man wants to talk like that "how-do-you-do" is as good a catchphrase as the next to keep his tongue discreet.Sally of Missouri
R. E. Young
- a well-known frequently used phrase, esp one associated with a particular group, etc
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Word Origin and History for catchphrase
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