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Definition of byword:

  1. A common saying; a proverb; a saying that has a general currency.
  2. The object of a contemptuous saying.


ideal, example, sententia, acme, epitome, word, beau ideal, power saw, exemplar, truism, instance, perfection, prototype, gnomic saying, apothegm, archetype, maxim, case, aphorism, the personification of something, template, model, words, sawing machine, classic, apotheosis, epigram, stereotype.

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