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slogan

Definition:

a favorite saying of a sect or political group

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Related to:

sloganeer

Plural:

slogans

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"battle cry", from Gaelic sluagh-ghairm "battle cry used by Scottish Highland or...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Slogan

a memorable motto or phrase used in a political, commercial, religious, and other context as a repetitive expression of an idea or purpose. The word slogan is derived from slogorn which was an Anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm tanmay. ... (40 of 449 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Slogan

Slogan (disambiguation)

a memorable motto or phrase. Slogan may also refer to: Slogan (heraldry) | Slogans (film), a 2001 Albanian film | "Slogans" (song), a remixed version of Bob Marley song released in 2005 | Joseph Slogan (born 1931), Canadian politician | Slogan, a font ... (39 of 89 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Slogan (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

slogan

a distinctive or topical phrase used in politics, advertising, etc | [Scottish, history] a Highland battle cry (16 of 407 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/slogan

Merriam-Webster:

slogan | banner [synonym, sense-specific] | catchphrase [synonym, sense-specific] | cry [synonym, sense-specific] | shibboleth [synonym, sense-specific] | tagline [synonym, sense-specific] | watchword [synonym, sense-specific] | expression [similar, sense-specific] | idiom [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a war cry especially of a Scottish clan ; a word or phrase used to express a characteristic position or stand or a goal to be achieved | a brief ... (29 of 116 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/slogan

Oxford Dictionary:

slogan

a short and striking or memorable phrase used in advertising | a motto associated with a political party or movement or other group | [historical] : a ... (25 of 91 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/slogan

American Heritage Dictionary:

slogan

A phrase expressing the aims or nature of an enterprise, organization, or candidate; a motto. | A phrase used repeatedly, as in advertising or ... (23 of 72 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/slogan

Macmillan British Dictionary:

slogan [countable] | slogans [plural]

a short phrase that is easy to remember and is used to advertise something or to express the beliefs of a political party or other group (26 of 68 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/slogan

Cambridge Dictionary:

slogan | sloganeering [noun, United States, disapproving, derived]

a short easily remembered phrase, especially one used to advertise an idea or a product (15 of 50 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/slogan

New World Dictionary:

slogan

[historical] a cry used by Scottish Highland and Irish clans in battle or as an assembly signal | a catchword or rallying motto distinctly associated ... (24 of 50 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/slogan

Wiktionary:

slogan | slogans [plural] | advertising slogan [synonym, sense-specific] | strapline [British, synonym, sense-specific] | tagline [synonym, sense-specific]

[obsolete] A battle cry (original meaning). | A distinctive phrase of a person or group of people. | [advertising] A phrase associated with a product, used in advertising. (26 of 43 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/slogan

Random House Dictionary:

slogan

a distinctive cry, phrase, or motto of any party, group, manufacturer, or person; catchword or catch phrase. | a war cry or gathering cry, as formerly ... (25 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/slogan

Encarta Dictionary:

slogan | slogans [plural]

a short distinctive phrase used to identify a company or organization or its goals | a short catchy phrase used in advertising to promote something | ... (24 of 63 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701882​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

slogan

First use: 1510s

Origin: "battle cry", from Gaelic sluagh-ghairm "battle cry used by Scottish Highland or Irish clans", from sluagh "army, host, slew" + ... (21 of 46 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=slogan

American Heritage Dictionary:

slogan

Origin: Alteration of Scots slogorne, battle cry, from Gaelic sluagh-ghairm: sluagh, host; see "slew" [entry 1] + gairm, shout.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/slogan

Merriam-Webster:

slogan

First use: 1513

Origin: alteration of earlier slogorn, from Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm, from sluagh army, host + gairm cry

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/slogan

Collins Dictionary:

slogan

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Gaelic sluagh-ghairm war cry, from sluagh army + gairm cry

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/slogan

Oxford Dictionary:

slogan

First use: early 16th century

Origin: Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm, from sluagh "army" + gairm "shout"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/slogan

New World Dictionary:

slogan

Origin: Gaelic sluggh-ghairm from sluagh, a host + gairm, a call

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/slogan

Wiktionary:

slogan | slogans [plural]

Origin: Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm 'battle cry'

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/slogan

Encarta Dictionary:

slogan | slogans [plural]

First use: Early 16th century

Origin: Gaelic sluagh-ghairm from sluagh "army" + gairm "cry"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701882​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

slogan | slogans [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "slogan"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/slogan

Collins Dictionary:

slogan

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "slogan"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/slogan

Macmillan British Dictionary:

slogan [countable] | slogans [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "slogan"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/slogan

Macmillan American Dictionary:

slogan [countable] | slogans [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "slogan"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/slogan

Cambridge Dictionary:

slogan

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "slogan"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "slogan"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/slogan

the Free Dictionary:

slogan

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "slogan"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "slogan"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "slogan" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/slogan

Google Dictionary:

slogan | slogans [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "slogan"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=slogan

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

slogan

Audio: North American pronunciation of "slogan"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=slogan​01 word=slogan

YourDictionary Audio:

slogan

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "slogan" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/slogan

freedictionary.org:

slogan

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "slogan" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=slogan

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