Definition of Catchphrases

1. Noun. (plural of catchphrase) ¹



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Definition of Catchphrases

1. catchphrase [n] - See also: catchphrase

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catchphrases

catching sight of
catching some zs
catching up
catchlight
catchlights
catchline
catchment
catchment area
catchment basin
catchment basins
catchments
catchpennies
catchpenny
catchpenny(a)
catchphrase
catchphrases (current term)
catchpole
catchpoles
catchpoll
catchpolls
catcht
catchup
catchups
catchwater
catchwaters
catchweed
catchweeds
catchweight
catchword
catchwords

Literary usage of Catchphrases

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1. Making Markets: Economic Transformation in Eastern Europe and the Post by Shafiqul Islam, Michael Mandelbaum (1993)
"... with three catchphrases: shock therapy, big bang, and gradualism. Most, however, do not define them precisely, and the consequences are what one would ..."

2. How We Think by John Dewey (1910)
"Genuine ignorance is more profitable because likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open-mindedness; while ability to repeat catchphrases, ..."

3. Same Bed, Different Dreams: America and Japan-societies in Transition by Alan D. Romberg, Tadashi Yamamoto (1990)
"The driving force with which they pursued these goals may be captured in such catchphrases as “Consumption is beautiful” and “The bigger, the better. ..."

4. Life of Charles Reemelin: In German: Carl Gustav Rümelin, from 1814-1892 by Charles Reemelin (1892)
"Their entire conduct rested on deceiving by catchphrases. CHAPTER CX. OFFICE SEEKING DOURLY ASSURED, Most people had seen the evils of making party eeal the ..."

5. Modern Advertising by Earnest Elmo Calkins, Ralph Holden (1905)
"This does not mean the ability to write smart catchphrases or to play upon words, although it frequently happens that a catchphrase will lead the reader ..."

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