tag line

or tagline

See synonyms for tag line on Thesaurus.com
  1. the last line of a play, story, speech, etc., used to clarify or dramatize a point.

  2. a phrase or catchword that becomes identified or associated with a person, group, product, etc., through repetition: Entertainers often develop tag lines, like Ted Lewis's “Is everybody happy?”

  1. Machinery. (on a crane) a cable for steadying a suspended bucket at the rear.

Origin of tag line

First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby tag line

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How to use tag line in a sentence

  • He spoke the mad kings mad tag-line and got himself off the stage.

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British Dictionary definitions for tag line

tag line

  1. an amusing or memorable phrase designed to catch attention in an advertisement

  2. another name for punch line

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