Meaning of watchword
Pronunciation: (woch'wûrd"), [key]
- a word or short phrase to be communicated, on challenge, to a sentinel or guard; password or countersign.
- a word or phrase expressive of a principle or rule of action; slogan: Conservation has been our watchword.
- a rallying cry of a party, club, team, etc.
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