catchcry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

catch +‎ cry

Noun[edit]

catchcry (plural catchcries)

  1. A slogan, particularly one intended for mass repetition.
    • 1918, Arkady Joseph Sack, The Birth of the Russian Democracy[1], page 528:
      Monotonous, frequently quite incomprehensible to the dark mass, these catchcries filled the columns of all the papers born as the offspring of the Pravda and German gold; they acted like a curse, rousing, infuriating, confusing the more sincere and the more honest.

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