Adjective "catchphrase" definition and examples

(Catchphrase may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkatʃfreɪz/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A well-known sentence or phrase, especially one that is associated with a particular famous person.
  1. 'While these catchphrases have been used and abused to the point of becoming banal, they are both historically accurate as well as symbolic of the attitudes that made the Apollo program in general a success.'
  2. 'Unfortunately, it was soon replaced by other catchphrases.'
  3. 'By the same token, such attention traps reduce any accompanying blurbs to simplifying catchphrases, slogans of common sense.'
  4. 'There was no fanatical gleam in his eye, no catchphrases, no spin - but still, I left the meeting convinced that I'd met the modern-day equivalent of Noah and we'd better start listening to him.'
  5. 'But when you hear viewers' reactions during the screenings and see people doing the catchphrases in the street, there's a definite sense of pride that they're watching a world which they actually inhabit.'
  6. 'Where would the humble technology reporter - or indeed the amusing news story - be without the bizarre and eclectic concoction of memes, and catchphrases that the internet has provided us with over the years?'
  7. 'Meanwhile, our new advertising slogan is fast becoming a catchphrase.'
  8. 'I'm still worried that it implies that I'm the sort of crazy guy that stands in the pub quoting catchphrases from well-known British comedy programmes.'
  9. 'You have in-jokes and catchphrases and ‘remember when?’'

More definitions

1. a phrase that attracts or is meant to attract attention.

2. a phrase, as a slogan, that comes to be widely and repeatedly used, often with little of the original meaning remaining.

More examples(as adjective)

"quiets can be catchphrase."

Origin

(catch phrase)