Byword

Definition of Byword

By´word`
n.1.A common saying; a proverb; a saying that has a general currency.
I knew a wise man that had it for a byword.
- Bacon.
2.The object of a contemptuous saying.
Thou makest us a byword among the heathen.
- Ps. xliv. 14

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