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Shibboleth

Shib´bo`leth
n.1.A word which was made the criterion by which to distinguish the Ephraimites from the Gileadites. The Ephraimites, not being able to pronounce sh, called the word sibboleth. See Judges xii.
2.Also used in an extended sense.
The th, with its twofold value, is . . . the shibboleth of foreigners.
- Earle.
2.Hence, the criterion, test, or watchword of a party; a party cry or pet phrase.
Noun1.shibboleth - a favorite saying of a sect or political group
Synonyms: catchword, motto, slogan
2.shibboleth - a manner of speaking that is distinctive of a particular group of people
banality, bromide, byword, catch phrase, catchword, cliche, countersign, cry, fad word, jargon, open sesame, password, pet expression, phrase, platitude, prosaicism, prosaism, rubber stamp, secret grip, slogan, tag, tessera, token, truism, vogue word, watchword
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Shevat
Shevchenko
Shew
Shewbread
Shewel
Shewer
Shewn
SHF
Shi'ite
Shi'ite Muslim
Shia
Shia Muslim
Shiah
Shiah Islam
shiatsu
shibah
-- Shibboleth --
Shicer
Shide
Shie
Shied
Shiel
Shield
shield fern
Shield of David
Shield-bearer
shield-shaped
Shielddrake
shielded
shielded twisted pair
shielder
shielding
Shieldless
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