household word

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  1. a familiar name, phrase, saying, etc.; byword: The advertising campaign is designed to make this new product a household word.

Origin of household word

First recorded in 1590–1600

Words Nearby household word Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use household word in a sentence

  • In France as well as in England the name Sims is a household word, and if he chose he might be feted every day of the week.

    A Traveller in War-Time | Winston Churchill
  • Throughout the United States there was pride and rejoicing, and Dewey became a household word.

    The Hero of Manila | Rossiter Johnson