An example of a motto is Apple Computer's "Think Different" phrase.
- a word, phrase, or sentence chosen as expressive of the goals or ideals of a nation, group, family, etc. and inscribed on a seal, banner, coin, coat of arms, etc.
- a maxim adopted as a principle of behavior
Origin of mottoIt, a word ; from Classical Latin muttum: see mot
nounpl. mot·toes or mot·tos
Origin of mottoItalian, word, motto, probably from Vulgar Latin *m&omacron;ttum, word; see mot.
(plural mottos or mottoes)