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MOTTO (mottoes)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does motto mean? 

MOTTO (noun)
  The noun MOTTO has 1 sense:

1. a favorite saying of a sect or political group

  Familiarity information: MOTTO used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MOTTO (noun)

Sense 1motto [BACK TO TOP]


A favorite saying of a sect or political group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


catchword; motto; shibboleth; slogan

Hypernyms ("motto" is a kind of...):

expression; locution; saying (a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "motto"):

catch phrase; catchphrase (a phrase that has become a catchword)

mantra (a commonly repeated word or phrase)

battle cry; cry; rallying cry; war cry; watchword (a slogan used to rally support for a cause)

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