(), n. [AS. bword; b, E. by + word.] 1. A common saying; a proverb; a saying that has a general currency.
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I knew a wise man that had it for a byword.
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2. The object of a contemptuous saying.
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Thou makest us a byword among the heathen.
Ps. xliv. 14
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