a familiar name, phrase, saying, etc.; byword: The advertising campaign is designed to make this new product a household word.
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How to use household word in a sentence
People will be grateful not to leave your home feeling sluggish and heavy, the way most of us have been feeling since covid became a household word.How to host a post-vaccine dinner party: Menu, tips, recipes and more | Adam Roberts | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
ROME, Italy — Long before Ebola was a household word and a global crisis, West Africa was a daunting place.What’s Worse Than Ebola in West Africa? Almost Everything | Barbie Latza Nadeau | October 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is a rich publisher—his name is a household word—and you saw how he touched me on the shoulder.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
Wagner is now a household word among them, where once Rossini was the object of fashionable admiration.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
Had the war lasted a few months longer their fame would have been a household word.Was General Thomas Slow at Nashville? | Henry V. Boynton