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byword

by·word

byword

 
pronunciation:
baI wuhrd
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a common or proverbial phrase or saying.
synonyms:
phrase, proverb, saw, saying
similar words:
maxim, truism
definition 2: a person or thing that exemplifies some quality, esp. a reprehensible quality.
He was a byword for gluttony.
synonyms:
personification
similar words:
demonstration, embodiment, example, exhibition, illustration, incarnation, reflection, representation