Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun watchword

2 senses of watchword

Sense 1
war cry, rallying cry, battle cry, cry, watchword -- (a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'")
       => motto, slogan, catchword, shibboleth -- (a favorite saying of a sect or political group)

Sense 2
password, watchword, word, parole, countersign -- (a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he forgot the password")
       => positive identification -- (evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance; "a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people")
       => secret, arcanum -- (information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking")

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