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Catchword (Morning) from Robinson Crusoe, first edition, p. 134.

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catch +‎ word.

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catchword (plural catchwords)

  1. (printing, historical) A word under the right-hand side of the last line on a book page that repeats the first word on the following page.
  2. A word or expression repeated until it becomes representative of a party, school, business, or point of view.
  3. Among theatrical performers, the last word of the preceding speaker, serving as a cue for the next speaker.

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