a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
- The soldier's name was a byword for bravery.
- She became the byword of the village.
- Caution becomes a byword for investors.
The Church courts were a byword for iniquity.出自： J. A. Froude
Blessing's efficiency was a byword.出自： L. Deighton
I would rather be a byword of infamy..than an object of gross ridicule.出自： P. Ackroyd