Definition of catchword:
- A word or phrase caught up and repeated for effect; as, the catchword of a political party, etc.
- Among theatrical performers, the last word of the preceding speaker, which reminds one that he is to speak next; cue.
- The first word of any page of a book after the first, inserted at the right hand bottom corner of the preceding page for the assistance of the reader. It is seldom used in modern printing.
- instruction (part of speech: noun)
- maxim (part of speech: noun)
- "The Bent Twig", Dorothy Canfield.
And another device, that of the catchword, which he took over from Scribe and the younger Dumas, and which, even in his hands, remains a mere trick in the early 'League of Youth, ' is so delicately utilized in certain of the later plays- witness, the " vine- leaves in his hair" of 'Hedda Gabler' and the " white horses" in 'Rosmersholm'- that these recurrent phrases are transformed into a prose equivalent of Wagner's leading- motives.- "Inquiries and Opinions", Brander Matthews.
- "The Teaching of Geometry", David Eugene Smith.