Watchword in a sentence as a noun

That is the watchword which comes to us from the bush, the forest, the river, the ocean.

"Safe" is a watchword for me that reflexively makes me doubt the argument.

"It sucks being hyphenated" has been a watchword for me since high school, I like that it's been proven out here.

Remember that our sons and our grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.

"Now, the watchword to the development team is: it's not done until I can one-click deploy it.

Strangely enough, it's so frequently the watchword of the oppressor, not the oppressed.

There are also much more advanced features for when/if someone figures out how this works and tries to spam you like setting watchwords.

In this case, buyer beware is the watchword, don't hand over large amounts to someone far away unless you trust them or they have very good reputation.

Real estate has a strong caveat emptor tradition, and property management companies are not exactly a watchword for fair dealing.

[2]We are using the same method of authorization that was going on 1,000 years ago. "Sentries would challenge those wishing to enter an area or approaching it to supply a password or watchword, and would only allow a person or group to pass if they knew the password.

Historically obfuscation, either real or inadvertent, has been the watchword in computer security mostly because not everyone cared about major exploits.

Watchword definitions


a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'"


a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he forgot the password"

See also: password word parole countersign