from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A byword; a proverbial reproach.
  • noun A watchword.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A byword; a proverb; also, a watchword.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A byword or proverb.
  • noun obsolete A watchword.


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  • A hiss and a nayword.

    December 30, 2011

  • His small talking skills being wayward

    He chattered at times like a jaybird.

    For marital peace

    His babble would cease

    If she uttered the pre-arranged nayword.

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