catchphrase

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EtymologyEdit

From catch +‎ phrase, from the notion that the phrase will catch in the mind of the user.

NounEdit

catchphrase (plural catchphrases)

  1. A group of words, often originating in popular culture that is spontaneously popularized after widespread repeated use.
    • 2005, BBC News website, Disney's Tigger voice dies at 82 read at [1] on 14 May 2006 – Crediting his British wife with Tigger's "TTFN" catchphrase – "ta-ta for now".
  2. A signature phrase of a particular person or group.

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TriviaEdit

This is one of the few common words in English with six consonant letters in a row. Others include latchstring and watchstrap.