Aug
19
2013

shibboleth

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

shib·bo·leth

shI leth
shI bə lihth

noun

1. a slogan, phrase, or belief that characterizes or is held devotedly by a group.
example: “No new taxes” is now a shibboleth of the Republican Party. 

2. a piece of language or a pronunciation that serves as a test of one’s membership in a group.

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