Definitions

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  • noun A group of words, often originating in popular culture, that is spontaneously popularized after widespread repeated use
  • noun A signature phrase of a particular person or group.

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  • noun a phrase that has become a catchword

Etymologies

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From catch + phrase. Of the notion that the phrase will catch in the mind of the user.

Examples

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  • Weirdnet!

    August 20, 2008

  • six consecutive consonants (excluding y). There are only a few.

    December 28, 2010