Examples from the Web for catchword
The idea that jazz has become a catchword for pomposity is painful for those of us who care deeply about this music.
"'Water is King,'" he was saying, quoting thus the catchword of this particular concern.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
If you are busy, at least give me a line, and the catchword for the part I am to act.Dangerous Connections, v. 1, 2, 3, 4|Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
They invented the catchword of "one hundred per cent Americanism," the test of which was to be opposition to the treaty.Woodrow Wilson and the World War|Charles Seymour
British Dictionary definitions for catchword
Word Origin and History for catchword
1730, "the first word of the following page inserted at the lower right-hand corner of each page of a book," from catch (v.) + word (n.); extended to "word caught up and repeated" (especially in the political sense) by 1795. The literal sense is extinct; the figurative sense thrives.