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English noun: shibboleth

1. shibboleth (communication) a favorite saying of a sect or political group

Synonymscatchword, motto, slogan

Broader (hypernym)expression, locution, saying

Narrower (hyponym)battle cry, catch phrase, catchphrase, cry, mantra, rallying cry, war cry, watchword

2. shibboleth (communication) a manner of speaking that is distinctive of a particular group of people

Broader (hypernym)delivery, manner of speaking, speech

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